During the past couple of years, many Belfast teenagers have become 'hooked' on 'blue bombers'. Every weekend, large numbers of young people also take large amounts of alcohol with these cheap but dangerous drugs.
Sadly the effects of these particular drugs have a detrimental effect on the mental and physical health of those taking these drugs. As one specialist drug nurse said; 'its turning normal teenagers into manics almost overnight'. The Nurse also told a local Newspaper, 'many are addicted to the pain killers, most in a terrifying physical and mental state'.
For the past few weeks, Concerned Families Against Drugs (CFAD) Activists have been monitoring a number of Drug Dealers in the Greater New Lodge area of North Belfast. As a direct result of our vigilance we were able to seize a large quantity of 'blues' and some cocaine from one of these dealers. We have subsequently identified his drug contacts and from where he sourced his illegal batch.
Due to our ongoing anti-drugs campaign, CFAD are now active throughout working-class Nationalist areas of North Belfast, from Ligoniel to the New Lodge. We intend intensifying our activities over the coming weeks and we again advise dealers to come forward and make themselves accountable to the wider community.
We also ask parents to be aware of how deadly these drugs are and that your children are being regularly targeted by ruthless drug barons.