Drugs are a rampant problem in Donegal and right across the country, a local garda has said.
Garda Grainne Doherty made the comments today in an appeal to the public for information on drug crime.
It comes after 1kg of suspected cannabis with an approx. street value of €20,000 was seized by Buncrana Gardaí last Thursday. The drugs were found in a vehicle which was stopped on the N13. All occupants of the vehicle were arrested and detained at Buncrana Garda station. A passenger of the vehicle is now before the Courts charged with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the driver of the vehicle is before the courts in relation to a road traffic related offence.
“Seizures such as this are great but are we are well aware it is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Gda Doherty.
“We rely hugely on the support of the public, if they have any information, however small that information is, to pass it on to us and then we can act on it.”
The public is being urged to report any information they may have regarding drug dealing within their communities in Donegal to Gardaí:
Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111
Buncrana Garda Station 074-9320540
Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100
Milford Garda Station 074-9153060
Ballyshannon Garda Station 071-9858530