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Published: 19 Oct 2012 09:30

A police operation against drug dealing on the streets of Fermanagh and Tyrone has resulted in 43 arrests and 94 drug seizures.

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Operation Torus was the PSNI's response to public concern about illegal drugs.

It ran for almost eight weeks, from August 20, until October 12, across Northern Ireland

The suspected drugs found in F District, which includes Fermanagh, Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown, included cannabis, herbal cannabis, cocaine, Mephedrone and prescription medication.

Superintendent Simon Walls, the Operation's Manager, said "This was a significant effort by police in F District and it follows the concerns that are frequently raised with us by members of the public.

"Disrupting street-level drugs dealing is a priority for us, as is investigating the source and chain of supply," he added.

"While Operation Torus ran for a specific period of time, our focus on drugs continues throughout the year," he stated.

"We will continue to use all the information and evidence supplied to us by people within our area. We encourage them to continue providing the information we need to tackle an issue that causes harm to individuals, families and communities," said Superintendent Walls.

Operation Torus was the PSNI's response to public concern about illegal drugs.

It ran for almost eight weeks, from August 20, until October 12, across Northern Ireland

The suspected drugs found in F District, which includes Fermanagh, Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown, included cannabis, herbal cannabis, cocaine, Mephedrone and prescription medication.

Superintendent Simon Walls, the Operation's Manager, said "This was a significant effort by police in F District and it follows the concerns that are frequently raised with us by members of the public.

"Disrupting street-level drugs dealing is a priority for us, as is investigating the source and chain of supply," he added.

"While Operation Torus ran for a specific period of time, our focus on drugs continues throughout the year," he stated.

"We will continue to use all the information and evidence supplied to us by people within our area. We encourage them to continue providing the information we need to tackle an issue that causes harm to individuals, families and communities," said Superintendent Walls.

Operation Torus was the PSNI's response to public concern about illegal drugs.

It ran for almost eight weeks, from August 20, until October 12, across Northern Ireland

The suspected drugs found in F District, which includes Fermanagh, Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown, included cannabis, herbal cannabis, cocaine, Mephedrone and prescription medication.

Superintendent Simon Walls, the Operation's Manager, said "This was a significant effort by police in F District and it follows the concerns that are frequently raised with us by members of the public.

"Disrupting street-level drugs dealing is a priority for us, as is investigating the source and chain of supply," he added.

"While Operation Torus ran for a specific period of time, our focus on drugs continues throughout the year," he stated.

"We will continue to use all the information and evidence supplied to us by people within our area. We encourage them to continue providing the information we need to tackle an issue that causes harm to individuals, families and communities," said Superintendent Walls.

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