HC Deb 11 February 2004 vol 417 c1515W
9. Mr. Borrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the work of the Organised Crime Taskforce. [153163]

Jane Kennedy

The partner agencies of the Organised Crime Task Force continue to make a real impact in frustrating, disrupting and dismantling the organised crime gangs in Northern Ireland. Since 1 January 2004, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has seized cannabis valued at £2.75 million and Customs officers have seized 7 million contraband cigarettes.