21/06/2024

Drugs Seized In Derry City & Strabane Area

Police have seized suspected Class A, B and C drugs, along with a substantial sum of cash, during several searches in the Derry City & Strabane area.

On Thursday 20 June, Tactical Support Group officers carried out searches on behalf of the District Support Team (DST) and assisted by Neighbourhood colleagues.

The searches were carried out at addresses in the city and the wider Strabane area, resulting in the seizure of drug-related paraphernalia and electronic items. Investigations are ongoing.
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DST Inspector Pearce said: "We are doing all we can to prevent and detect as much drug-related activity as possible and today's proactive activity is an example of effective community-based policing at its best.

"The efforts are in keeping with Operation Dealbreaker – that's our organisational commitment to tackle every aspect of drug misuse across Northern Ireland, and that includes its harrowing impact on the lives and relationships of local people.

"Anyone tempted to become involved in illegal drugs should be under no illusion; we will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with any information about suspected drug dealing in their area to call the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org"




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