« BackCavan Monaghan Drugs Unit won’t return

cocaineJustice Minister Alan Shatter has refused to consider reopening the dedicated Garda Drugs Unit in the Northern Sound Region.

The only remaining Garda Drugs unit in the Cavan-Monaghan division was shut down without warning in January – after 15 years in operation.

Questioning the Minister in the Dáíl yesterday afternoon, Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins described it as an extremely short-sighted and dangerous cut, and he appealed to the Minister to reconsider.

But the Minister attempted to wash his hands of the issue.