Police in Foyle carried out a large scale operation in the city on Tuesday, December 3, as part of an ongoing commitment to the public to tackle the sale and supply of illegal drugs.
This was a Neighbourhood led operation, supported by Crime Team and Tactical Support officers, and involved 19 house searches resulting in the seizure of methadrone, cannabis and herbal cannabis and the arrest of 8 people.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “There is a lot of work taking place in partnership with the community to tackle the issue of drugs at all levels. Much of our work is in response to information from local people who are sick and tired of seeing drugs readily available in their neighbourhoods and watching criminals benefit from the misery of others. While this was a significant operation, the smallest piece of information from the public can assist in the ongoing fight.
“There are a number of ways you can assist us in making your street a safer place to live; talk to your local neighbourhood officer or contact a community representative. If you don’t want to give your name then don’t feel you can’t help, the ‘Crimestoppers’ charity makes it easy for you to pass on whatever information you have without giving a name or any contact details.
“Local police will continue to seize drugs, put dealers in prison, and keep our streets, families, and friends safe but we rely on your help.”
Police can be contacted on 0845 600 8000. Information about drug crime can also be passed on anonymously through the ‘Crimestoppers’ charity on freephone 0800 555 111.