Police to target street level drug dealing


Police within the Causeway Coast and Glens area are set to ramp up efforts against drug dealers in the comign weeks.

Operation Torus is an initiative which the Police Service runs to help remove drugs from our streets.

Superintendent John Magill said: “Over the past number of years, we have worked hard to curb drug dealing. Indeed, only last week we seized around £12,000 worth of cannabis from a house in Portstewart. In this new phase of Torus, in the coming weeks we will ramp up our efforts against dealers which should bring more drug seizures and arrests.

“For us to be as successful as possible, we need the help and support of local communities to remove this illegal activity from our streets. That is why we run Operation Torus, because it empowers local people to come forward with information about drugs in their area.”

Superintendent Magill continued: “If you tell us, we will act on it. That’s our commitment. If you see or know of anyone who is dealing drugs in your local area, then contact your local police on the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and pass on any details that you may have.”