Gardai fail to meet drugs strategy targets

The Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) is failing to keep up with the targets set by the government's national drugs strategy, according to new figures obtained last week.

9th July, 2005

The Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) is failing to keep up with the targets set by the government's national drugs strategy, according to new figures obtained last week.

While the Garda has been given the task of increasing its overall drugs seizure rate by 25 per cent under the strategy, the hit rate of the GNDU has actually fallen sharply.

The value of drugs seized by the unit in Dublin Castle fell from €29 million in...

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