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Saturday 10 December 2016

Drugs crimes on increase

Rathmines

There have been significant amounts of drugs seizures in the area in recent weeks.
There have been significant amounts of drugs seizures in the area in recent weeks.

The biggest crime issue in the Rathmines area over the last four weeks relates to drug-dealing.

There have been significant amounts of drugs seizures in the area in recent weeks, according to a source.

Two residential areas in particular have been badly impacted by the drugs scene.

"This is the high priority crime issue that leads to anti-social behaviour in certain estates and presents a risk for all youths in the wider area," a source has warned.

"Drug dealers seek to recruit new people into drug use, with consequent life damaging episodes."

The two housing estates at the centre of the drug-dealing have both seen "filter out" effects, with young dealers in the area also being recruited.

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