Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady had welcomed the seizure of cocaine and cannabis with an estimated value of £50,000. The drugs were recovered after Police carried out a number of planned searches in the Crossmaglen and Silverbridge areas.
The Sinn Féin MP said
“A significant amount of drugs has been taken off our streets and out of the hands of the criminal gangs intent on poisoning our community. This is a welcome step and I commend all involved.
The most effective form of policing is when the community and Police Service work in partnership.
It is this approach that will produce results and close these gangs down. Speculation on social media creates confusion and emboldens the perpetrators”.
Concluding the Newry and Armagh MP said,
“It is important for the community to maintain its zero tolerance to criminal gangs and it is essential for the PSNI to continue pursuing the drug dealers and those involved in their network.”