Derry police take part in Manchester drug searches

first_img Previous article27 patients awaiting admission at LUHNext articlePodcast of Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries, Tuesday October 17th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Police in Derry have been part of a joint operation targetting the unlawful sale of medicine and controlled drugs online.Todayday, six men were arrested and several million pounds worth of pharmaceutical drugs seized in what police are describing as a multi-million pound international fraud operation.The investigation has been carried out by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority who are responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices are acceptably safe, in conjunction with the PSNI and Bury Police.Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said police in Derry and the various agencies have been working for several months to identify where these controlled drugs are coming from, and uncovering who is responsible.He says the investigation shows this is a comprehensive operation, with genuine pharmaceuticals being unlawfully removed from the supply chain in the UK and then sold, illegally, online.He says while arrests have been made in Greater Manchester, the PSNI are continuing with their investigations to find those who facilitate the supply of illegal substances in the Derry City and Strabane Policing District, and across Northern Ireland.***************************PSNI statement in full -Officers from Derry City and Strabane District Support Team along with GMP officers searched a number of properties in Greater Manchester as part of an investigation into the unlawful sale of medicine and controlled drugs online today, Tuesday 17 October.Six men were arrested and several million pounds worth of pharmaceutical drugs have been seized in today’s investigation into the multi-million pound international fraud operation.  The men were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class C drugs and remain in police custody for questioning.The investigation has been carried out by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority who are responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices are acceptably safe, in conjunction with PSNI and Bury Police. Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: “We have spent the past few months working with MHRA and GMP in identifying where the public are able to get hold of these controlled drugs, and uncovering who is responsible.  From this investigation, it is clear that this is a comprehensive operation, with genuine pharmaceuticals being unlawfully removed from the supply chain in the UK and then sold, illegally, online.“While arrests have been made in Greater Manchester today, we are continuing with our investigations and are committed to finding those who facilitate the supply of illegal substances across Derry City and Strabane Policing District and indeed across Northern Ireland.  I continue to appeal for the public to report anything suspicious to police.  I would ask anyone with any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” WhatsApp WhatsApp Derry police take part in Manchester drug searches Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – October 17, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img

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