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Police seize £90k worth of cannabis from man spotting pulling 'heavy' suitcase

Drugs found inside a suitcase in south Belfast.

A man has been arrested after police observed him struggling along with a heavy suitcase in a south Belfast street.

The 27 year old was arrested by officers from the Belfast District Support Team yesterday on suspicion of a number of offences.

Inspector James Murphy said: "officers noticed a male who was struggling to pull a brand new suitcase along the pavement.

"The officers stopped to speak with the man, who produced a number of identity documents under a number of aliases.

"On further enquiry, approximately 9kg of suspected herbal cannabis worth an estimated £90,000 was located in the suitcase and seized.

"The male has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and is currently helping with further enquiries.

"This arrest and seizure is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to removing and disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in the Belfast area.

"Drugs do nothing but bring misery to individuals, their families and the wider community, so I would again appeal to anyone who knows anything about illegal drugs or drug dealing in their area to contact police on the non-emergency number 101".

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