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Drugs worth £429k seized in crackdown on peddlers

The PSNI has seized more than £429,000 of drugs in a pre-Christmas crackdown
The PSNI has seized more than £429,000 of drugs in a pre-Christmas crackdown

By Staff Reporter

The PSNI has seized more than £429,000 of drugs in a pre-Christmas crackdown.

The force's Operation Season's Greetings, targeted street-level drug dealers during the first two weeks of December.

By the end of the crackdown, officers had made 163 seizures of drugs and arrested 85 people.

Heroin, cannabis, cocaine and prescription medication were among the substances confiscated.

Chief Superintendent Jonathan Roberts said yesterday: "We have made communities in Northern Ireland safer by removing this substantial amount of drugs from circulation on our streets.

"These figures are reflective of the work that goes on daily by our police officers, who tackle the threat and harm of illegal drug activity throughout the year.

"The figures do, however, make for stark reading.

"Every seizure and arrest is representative of the devastation that drug misuse can have on a person's life and the lives of their families and friends."

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