Carnhill man lifted after £130k worth of cannabis seized in Belgium

A generic image of cannabis
A generic image of cannabis

A Londonderry man has been arrested following the seizure of £130,000 worth of herbal cannabis in Belgium.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said the man was arrested in Carnhill following a joint operation between the new UK-wide super force, the National Crime Agency (NCA), and the PSNI.

He said the 40-year-old was arrested after herbal cannabis with a potential street value of £66,000 was also uncovered in Belgium.

This brings the total amount of drugs uncovered in two seizures in Belgium to £130,000.

McClure, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: “Our enquiries with the National Crime Agency are continuing. A property was searched in Carnhill by PSNI detectives and the suspect is being questioned at Strand Road police station in relation to a number of offences including the attempted importation of class B drugs.”