Cannabis resin, herbal cannabis, ‘skunk’, cocaine, speed and ecstasy seized in the last six months by police in one of Northern Ireland’s biggest policing districts will be destroyed without trace today.
Lisburn and Castlereagh district have published photographs of the drugs ahead of their destruction.
These include nine bars of cannabis resin, which are broken up into ‘deals’ of various sizes by criminals who try to get at least £350 out of each block. There are as many as 20 ready for destruction.
Herbal/bud cannabis or ‘Skunk’ is the green substance that resembles dried lawnmower cuttings – criminals try to get at least £15 for one gram.
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 us on 101 and tell us. If you want to pass the information without giving your personal details you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.