Community support essential in fight against organised crime, says Sligo/Leitrim chief superintendent

The chief superintendent of the Sligo/Leitrim Garda division has vowed that there will be no let-up in the force’s battle against organised crime and drug dealing in the two counties and farther afield.

Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken was speaking after a number of recent major drug seizures.

At the weekend, Gardai from the Sligo and Ballymote areas seized about €12,000 worth of suspected cocaine.

Gardai have declined to say where exactly the find was discovered other than that it was in County Sligo.

It followed searches targeting persons involved in the sale and supply of illegal drugs.

Investigations are ongoing.

Over a week ago, a major drug seizure was made in the Cranmore area of Sligo town.

It followed a number of searches by the Sligo/Leitrim Drugs Unit.

Chief Superintendent Glacken says while the Gardaí will continue the fight against organised crime and drug dealing, he emphasised the support of local communities is vital.