Additional resources for the Mayo Garda Drugs Detection Unit to clampdown on the sale and supply of drugs across the county, was sought by members of the county Joint Policing Committee who met on Friday last.

Ballinrobe based Fianna Fail councillor  Damian Ryan said while the garda drugs unit is currently doing a good job, it needs double the number of gardai  working on the ground.

He claimed that drugs are a bright on our landscape and to combat the epidemic, additional supports are necessary. He then called for a special meeting of the Mayo Joint Policing Committee to discuss the issue of illegal drugs in the county.

Chief Garda Superintendent Raymond McMahon said the divisional drugs unit is evolving and there will be increased resources going forward.

The Chief Superintendent added however,that tackling the drug issue it is not a policing issue alone. “A cohesive approach by all agencies and communities is required," he said.



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