£100,000 of ‘criminal property’ and £35,000 of cannabis seized during Newry police searches

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit carried out searches of two properties in the Newry area.

 

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The searches were carried out yesterday, Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

 

 

During the course of these searches, a quantity of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated street value of £35,000 was seized. 

A quantity of suspected criminal property with an estimated value of £100,000 was also seized.

These searches are part of what police described as “a proactive nationwide investigation into Organised Crime” led by the National Crime Agency.

Detective Inspector Shaw said, “These searches are further evidence of the commitment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit to tackling criminality linked to illegal drug dealing activity.

“Many people who spend money on a casual transaction at the weekend think that it isn’t harming anyone else; the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

 

“Not only is it illegal to purchase these drugs but it fuels the local drug trade which causes irreparable damage and loss to many families and individuals whose lives it destroys.

“When you hand over money for a small amount of drugs at the weekend, this contributes to the violence,  intimidation, and control inflicted by crime gangs on our communities.

“The use of cannabis itself can damage your physical and mental health,” Detective Inspector Shaw continued.

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“Cannabis remains the most used drug by persons in treatment in Northern Ireland for drug addiction.

“We will continue to investigate those who profit from the misery and harm caused by illegal drugs.

“I would urge anyone with information about any criminality linked to drugs to contact police on 101 or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111, which gives people the power to speak up and stop crime and help us keep your community safe. 

“You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

 

 


Detective Inspector Shaw added, “Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

 

 

1 Comment for “£100,000 of ‘criminal property’ and £35,000 of cannabis seized during Newry police searches”

  1. PSNI are DUP’s *******

    Horrible, uneducated morons. Don’t you see the irony here? You say cannabis is Northern Ireland’s most used ‘drug’, but in the same breath, tell people not to give money to dealers in order to buy it.

    Do you think anyone that consumes cannabis wants to give their hard earned money to some greasy wee smick at the weekend? Fucking of course they don’t!! But the dinosaurs who run this country leave it so they have no other choice.

    If only there were a safe and legal way they could purchase it. Maybe some other countries have it figured out and we could copy them? Ahhhh that’s right, cannabis is just as bad as being gay in the eyes of the racist ***** that are the DUP so that won’t happen as long as those disgusting ***** are in power.

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