Limavady had the third highest seizure of cannabis resin across 29 policing areas in the North in the last 11 months, figures reveal.
The shocking revelation comes from the latest PSNI statistics revealing police in the Roe Valley town seized 8,254.3 grams of cannabis resin between April 2010 and February 28 past. The town is third, with Newtonabbey and West Belfast topping the figures with police seizing 46,884 grams and 15,605.7 grams respectively.
In total, police seized drugs with a street value of £62,115. Other siezures include cocaine powder, cannabis resin and ecstasy tablets.
District Policing Partnership member, SDLP Colr. Gerry Mullan said: “It’s good to see the police in Limavady are being proactive in terms of drug seizures. As a family man and councillor I, like most people, am very concerned about the damage and destruction that drugs cause to young people in particular. Limavady has had its fair share of sadness and grief in recent times as a result of drugs abuse.”
Colr. Mullan added: “Any assistance the public can provide to the PSNI is welcome to remove this scourge from society.”
Police also seized 1,356.1 grams of herbal cannabis, 71.3 grams of cocaine powder, 180 ecstasy tablets and 23 grams of amphetamine powder during the period. Last year, the ‘Journal’ revealed there are four major drug dealers operating in the Roe Valley area.