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Ó Snodaigh welcomes Ballyfermot drug seizure

14 August, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson and Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed the seizure of a significant amount of drugs in Ballyfermot which included cocaine, heroine and crack cocaine. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the emergence of crack cocaine in the Dublin drug scene is a major concern that needs to be tackled head on with all available resources.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “Last night’s seizure of drugs in Ballyfermot is a welcome development and I congratulate those officers involved in the successful operation.

“However, it is extremely disappointing to see, yet again, evidence of the emergence of the highly addictive crack cocaine in the Dublin drug scene. This drug can very quickly get a hold of a city and, once it gets a foothold, it can be very hard to stop.

“This is a major concern that needs to be tackled head on with all the available resources before we have an epidemic on our hands. I have continuously highlighted the emergence of this drug to the Minister but he has failed to act.

“Experience tells us that economic recessions are usually followed by a drugs crisis. It is therefore essential that the Government makes a significant investment in the fight against drugs, and it is economically prudent to do so. In fact we cannot afford not to.” ENDS

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