Police drugs seizures ‘prove vigilante gangs have no role’

Police in Derry have been praised following several large drugs seizures, including a cocaine haul valued at £10,000.

Police seized an estimated £10,000 in suspected cocaine during planned searches in Kilfennan on Tuesday. The seizure followed two significant cannabis hauls - valued at £800,000 and £5,000 - by officers in Derry last week. Detective Chief Inspector, Mark McClarence said the finds “clearly show our determination and commitment to tackle the issue of drugs and keep our communities safer”.

Derry Policing and Community Safety Partnership Chair, Councillor Thomas Conway, said the seizures proved that there is no place for vigilante anti drugs gangs in Derry. “These police actions stand in stark contrast to the actions of RAAD who believe they can deal with the drugs issue by killing and maiming our young people. The captures show that the police can and will act against drug dealers when they receive the appropriate information from our community. This is effective action against dealers with removal of drugs from our streets.”