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[The Cork News] Drugs fear in city as freephone line axed. (06 Jan 2012)

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The fight against Cork’s unlawful drugs trade has been dealt a blow, with the withdrawal of funding for a freephone initiative for the anonymous reporting of suspected drug dealing.

‘Dial To Stop Drug Dealing’ will be terminated from today (Friday), and it has been predicted that without services like it, the city’s drugs problem could be set to worsen.

Sinn Féin’s Deputy Jonathan O’Brien was disappointed at the development given that the Gardaí had reported “substantial success in seizing drugs as a result of information received” via the line.

Describing the service as a resource for tackling drug abuse, Deputy O’Brien said that the cost of the freephone service was “small compared to the potential benefits it offered communities and Gardaí”.

 

Item Type:News
Source:The Cork News
Date:6 January 2012
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Cork
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Community-based prevention

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