£30,000 of cocaine was handed over to the PSNI in Derry by a member of public last month, it has emerged.

The drugs were just part of a £200,000 seizure unveiled by the police at their Strand Road barracks earlier today.

All of the drugs were seized over the past year in the Foyle district, from the period of April 1, 2013 until the end of February this year.

The majority of the drugs seized were cannabis, cocaine and mephedrone.

Police also arrested 270 people in connection with the seizures over the same period, and charged 129 people in relation to drugs offences as a result of the drugs being taken off the streets.

Commenting, PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows, pictured above with some of drugs impounded by police, said that one of the largest seizures occurred last month when £150,000 of drugs were seized in the Waterside.

He added that £30,000 of cocaine was also handed into police in March by a member public, but added that he could give no further details on the handover due to reasons of security.

"We want to public to know that we are serious about taking drugs off our streets and protecting our young people from dealers," he said.

"And information from the public has helped us to do that."

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