Three arrests following major drugs seizure in Derry

 

Police in Derry City and Strabane have released details of a local drugs operation in February during which seven premises in the city were searched and three people were arrested.

The PSNI say so far, the investigation has uncovered drugs importation to the value of half a million pounds.

A 29 year old man has appeared in court charged with drugs importation and supply offences while two men in their 50s were released on bail pending further enquiries. This operation will continue over the coming months.

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PSNI statement in full -

Police in Derry City and Strabane have released the details of a local drugs operation last month led by officers from the Reducing Offending Unit and supported by Neighbourhood officers. Seven premises in the city were searched and officers made three arrests.

Inspector Michael O’Loan explains: “So far the investigation has uncovered drugs importation to the value of half a million pounds with approximately £150,000 worth of Class B drugs seized along with £200,000 worth of associated items.  Also recovered during the searches was a Taser type firearm. 

“A 29 year old man appeared in court charged with drugs importation and supply offences while two men in their 50s were released on bail pending further enquiries.  This operation will continue over the coming months.

“We are committed to targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs and the harm caused by criminals. We will act on the information provided to us by the community and focus our efforts on those who profit from exploiting the vulnerable.”