Derry police release images of up to £500,000 worth of drugs and other items seized in recent raids

The PSNI have released images of drugs and associated items worth up to half-a-million pounds seized in raids in Derry recently.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:19 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:24 pm
Some of the items seized by police.
Some of the items seized by police.

Police 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.

£150,000 of class B drugs were seized.

“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.”