14/07/2017

New Drug Disposal Bin Installed At Kennedy Centre

The PSNI has given its support to a new drug disposal bin that has been installed at the Kennedy Centre in West Belfast.

The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) drug bin will allow anyone to safely dispose of unwanted drugs anonymously.

The bins, supported by the PCSP, Health and Social Care Board and other agencies, will be emptied regularly by police.
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Police said that the bin will "provide a real opportunity to reduce the availability of drugs and crimes often associated with drug use".

(MH/LM)

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