Man released after seizure of £1200 worth of cannabis on Foyle Bridge and recovery of suspected Class As in Drumahoe

A 21-year-old man arrested by police in Derry on suspicion of drugs offences on Saturday evening has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:07 am

Over a thousand pounds worth of cannabis was seized after a car was stopped on the Foyle Bridge in Derry.

Police in Derry seized further quantities of suspected Class A and Class B drugs in a follow up search in Drumahoe.

Inspector Gareth Lavery said: "Drugs have no place in our city. Drugs ruin lives, and those involved can expect to feel the full force of the law.

Foyle Bridge

"If you have information about drugs, or any other criminal activity in your neighbourhood, let us know. The number to call is 101."

Suspected Class B drugs, namely cannabis, with an estimated street value of £1,200, were seized after vehicle was stopped on the Foyle Bridge on Saturday at around 8.20pm.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of offences, including possession of a Class B controlled drug, possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

A follow-up search of a property in the Drumahoe area resulted in the seizure of suspected Class A and Class C controlled drugs.

Inspector Lavery said people with information on drug trafficking and supply can also make a report via the online report form via You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at