Pharmacy targeted just hours after man convicted for previous robbery

first_img Pharmacy targeted just hours after man convicted for previous robbery Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous article8% growth in Donegal population over past decadeNext articleSunday Semi Final for Donegal Tyrone winner News Highland WhatsApp It has emerged that a pharmacy in Newtowncunningham was robbed just hours after a man was convicted for a previous robbery at the premises.Investigations are continuing after €20,000 worth of damage was caused to the building after it was robbed and rammed by a jeep which was later recovered in Derry.The thieves made off with two tills and a quantity of goods in the early hours of this morning.James Cassidy is Director of Healthwise pharmacy he said he is hopeful their high quality CCTV system will help catch those responsible:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – July 25, 2018 Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

US Drug Czar Hails Cocaine Drop in Colombia

first_img US drug czar Gil Kerlikowske hailed progress in reducing the cocaine trade during a visit to Colombia on 18 January and said a new US policy would place more focus on prevention and treatment for addicts. “We understand that the US is a very large market,” Kerlikowske, director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, said ahead of a meeting with Colombian President Juan Santos. He added that Washington recognized “its shared responsibility” with Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer. “Colombia’s progress in improving security, reducing the influence of drug cartels, improving the economic situation for its people and stabilizing the country is nothing short of astonishing,” Kerlikowske said after the meeting. Bogota serves “as a beacon of hope for other nations struggling with the threat to democracy posed by drug trafficking and related crime,” he added, in a statement released by the White House. US officials highlighted estimates that showed a dramatic drop in cocaine production in Colombia, from some 700 metric tons in 2001 to 270 tons in 2009. The number of American cocaine users over the age of 12 has meanwhile dropped 21 percent in three years from an estimated 2.1 million users in 2007 to an estimated 1.6 million users in 2009, according to the White House. Kerlikowske, a former police chief appointed by President Barack Obama, said he had discussed with Santos how efforts to curb consumption in the United States were helping to reduce production in Colombia. “We must work much harder to keep our young people from being involved in drugs,” he told reporters. He added that a new US approach “calls for reducing illicit drug use and its harmful consequences through prevention, early intervention, and treatment.” Washington and Bogota are key allies in the drug war, with ongoing military aid under the six-billion-dollar Plan Colombia in place since 2000. The funds help Colombia deal with drug trafficking and guerrilla violence but also includes the monitoring of human rights abuses by security forces. By Dialogo January 20, 2011last_img read more