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Operation Torus: Over 500K worth of drugs seized in the North

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Over half a million pounds worth of drugs were seized in North area during the most recent Torus operation which is part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s response to the sale and supply of illegal and harmful drugs in our communities.

The operation ran from September 1st to October 16th resulting in 155 searches and 73 arrests.

Speaking about the results Chief Superintendent Garry Eaton said: “There is no denying that communities are safer for having these drugs taken off the streets and we are grateful to the public for their ongoing support – I have no doubt that information we have received directly from local people has resulted in some of these seizures.

“Drug addiction and abuse can affect anyone and we recognise that many vulnerable people are being exploited for the financial gain of those higher up the supply chain. We know that criminal gangs are using drugs to pressurise others to commit crimes. We know that people feel they can’t come forward and speak out. However, this recent operation demonstrates that we will act on the information you give us and that we are committed to ridding our communities of drugs and drug dealers.

“We can always do better but only with your help. If you have any information about drug dealing in your community then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or your local police on the non-emergency number 101.”
• North area covers Derry City & Strabane, Causeway Coast & Glens, Mid & East Antrim and Antrim & Newtownabbey.

• Drugs seized during this operation included Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis Resin, Herbal Cannabis, Cannabis Plants, Ecstasy, Tramadol, and Diazepam.

• Out of the 73 arrests, 43 were charged or reported.

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