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Two men charged after Belfast cocaine seizure

bags of cocaine
The drugs were seized on Boucher Road in Belfast

Two men have been charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply following the largest seizure of cocaine in Northern Ireland.

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £5m was recovered during a planned operation in the Boucher Road area of south Belfast.

The haul was recovered from one of two vehicles stopped during the operation.

The men aged 38 and 47 will appear in court on Monday. A 29-year-old man is helping police with their inquiries.

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