Large quantity of drugs and cash seized in Derry; four arrests

A large quantity of drugs and cash has been seized in police raids in the Waterside in Derry.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:54 am

Four people have been taken into custody.

Police in Derry said they conducted searches in the Waterside area yesterday seizing a number of items.

Officers from the forces Waterside Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted searches at two houses in the Waterside under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Among the items seized in the raids yesterday.

As a result of the searches two men, aged 22 and 23, and two women, aged 19 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences including cultivating cannabis, possession of class A, B and C drugs and possessing criminal property.

The 23 year old man and 19 year old woman remain in custody at this time whilst the 22 year old man and 22 year old woman have been released on bail pending further police enquiries. Quantities of class A,B and C drugs were recovered along with a large sum of cash.

Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable Noel McCluskey said: “We remain fully committed to tackling the scourge of drugs in our communities and we will continue to proactively investigate and carry out searches linked to the drugs trade.

"Those involved in drugs criminality set out to ruin the communities that they live and operate in and they do not care about the damage that they cause, preying on those who are vulnerable. They only seek to line their own pockets at the expense of causing harm to others.

“I would appeal to anyone who can help us identify suspects or lines of enquiry to call us on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”