Police target drug dealers in the borough

DCI Bob Blemmings pictured at the launch of Operation Torus. INCR10-138S
DCI Bob Blemmings pictured at the launch of Operation Torus. INCR10-138S
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Coleraine police have made a series of drugs finds and arrests a week after Operation Torus was launched across Northern Ireland.

Operation Torus targets street level drug dealers and was launched alongside a new hard-hitting campaign called, “Drug Dealers Don’t Care, Do You?”, supported by Coleraine PCSP.

Over the coming weeks, Coleraine police will continue to target those believed to be involved in the use or supply of drugs.

Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Bob Blemmings, said: “Tackling drug dealing is always a priority, but Op Torus allows police to focus more on this area of crime.

“Over the coming weeks we will continue to disrupt and arrest drug dealers involved in the sale and supply of drugs and work to bring individuals before the courts.

“We are asking everyone for their support and co-operation in tackling this problem through the criminal justice system.

“It is also worth pointing out, that we are sensitive to community concerns around the use of so-called ‘legal highs’, particularly among young people.

“It is suspected that substances touted as ‘legal highs’ do contain dangerous substances which are harmful to health.

“We are working with local communities, councils and health authorities to ensure that any substance which could pose a risk to the health of our young people is taken off the streets.”

Ch Insp Blemmings added: “To anyone who experiments with mind altering substances - legal or illegal - you can never be sure of exactly what you are taking or what the side effects or long term damage will be. Don’t put yourself in danger. Stop and think about what one bad choice might mean.

“Our message is clear and simple. If you see or know of anyone who is dealing drugs in your local area, then please contact us on 0845 600 8000 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and pass on any details that you may have.