§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to stop the illegal distribution of heroin, cannabis and other drugs in Northern Ireland; and from what countries these drugs are illegally obtained.
§ Mr. David Howell:
The Drugs Squad of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, in close co-operation with the Drugs Inspectorate of the Ministry of Home Affairs, does everything possible to detect and suppress illegal distribution or use of drugs in Northern Ireland. Available evidence suggests that most drugs are not directly imported into Northern Ireland from their places of origin abroad but arrive there from either Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland.