PSNI say suspected class A drugs and cash seized following Derry search

Officers from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force, investigating suspected drugs criminality, say they have seized cash and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs during a search.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 9:59 am

The task force searched a property in the Derry area on Wednesday, May 18.

During the search, a quantity of suspected Class A controlled drugs with an estimated street value of £6,000 was seized, along with a quantity of cash, police said.

Police said officers involved in the search were investigating alleged links between criminality and the INLA.

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Detective Chief Inspector, Avine Kelly said: “The possession and supply of drugs within communities should not, and indeed will not, be tolerated.

“This search and seizure reflects our ongoing commitment to safeguarding local people.”

The PSNI said anyone with any information that can assist officers with their investigations should contact police on 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/.

“To anyone who thinks they might have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and would like to get help please visit www.drugsandalcoholni.info for information on support services near you,” a spokesperson said, adding:

“There is also a range of services available if you are affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug misuse. Information on these services is also available on this website. These services are available to you regardless of whether or not your loved one is receiving help for their alcohol and/or drug problem.”