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Extra Gardai drafted into Leitrim's drug unit

May 31, 2022 13:05 By Shannonside News
Extra Gardai drafted into Leitrim's drug unit Extra Gardai drafted into Leitrim's drug unit
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The most recent meeting of the JOC heard of changes to Garda staffing in the county.

Additional Gardai will be allocated to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station to carry out drug duties.

That's according to Chief Superintendent Aidan Glackin who says there's a focus on the organisers of drug dealing.

It's understood two full-time drug officers will be placed in Carrick-on-Shannon who will work under the local detective unit.

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This month's meeting of Leitrim Joint Policing committee heard five new sergeants have been appointed across the county.

This includes one in both Ballinamore and Drumshanbo, three in Carrick-on-Shannon and two in Manorhamilton.

Chief Superintendent Glackin welcomed the roles stating it will be of huge benefit to support the welfare of local Gardai.

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