Lisburn PSNI destroy drugs hauls

A range of drugs recently seized by the PSNI
A range of drugs recently seized by the PSNI

Police in the Lisburn district say they have hit drug dealers hard.

On Wednesday cannabis resin, herbal cannabis, ‘skunk’ cocaine speed and ecstasy seized in the last six months was destroyed.

Cannabis resin, herbal/bud cannabis or ‘Skunk’ and wraps of cocaine and amphetamine was all set for the fire.

Officers from the District Support Team, Local Policing Team and Neighbourhood Policing Team all played their part along with specialist detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch.

Lisburn and Castlereagh PSNI District Support Team Inspector Mark Robinson said: “While you are all at work, at home, at school or college, we are busy fighting these criminals.

“Searching out their stash and seizing it. Testing it.

“Making arrests and charging people.

“Putting them through the criminal justice system. All this to keep people safe.

“In the financial year April 15 to end of January 16 police in this district arrested 189 people (35 more than last year) charged 91 people with drugs offences (16 more than last year) and made 410 seizures (86 more than last year).

“We are keeping the pressure up.”

If you know anything about drug dealing where you live, phone police on 101.

If you want to pass the information without giving personal details call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.