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Tip-offs lead to seizures of £6,000 worth of drugs

By Brendan McDaid

Police in Foyle have seized more than £6,000 worth of drugs in several operations prompted by information from local people.

The drugs were recovered during a number of raids mounted following the launch of Operation Silent Guardian last year.

Officers from city north and city west have been responding to information provided directly by the community.

The team, which operates across the greater Shantallow and greater Galliagh areas, last night welcomed the “growing success” of the operation.

PSNI Neighbourhood Inspector Trevor McKeown said: “Operation Silent Guardian began very simply as a leaflet drop to householders asking them for information about drugs in their area and providing contact details for the neighbourhood teams.

“Sometimes the information we receive relates to smaller seizures but we firmly believe that every report is important and where there is enough information we will take action.”

Anyone aware of illegal drug use in their street is urged to look up details about the neighbourhood team in their area on the PSNI website or ring 0845 600 8000 and ask to speak to a neighbourhood officer.

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