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Postal intereception - 373/19

Date Responded 16 April 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

May I please obtain figures for the number of packages or parcels intercepted in the post by the force containing legal or controlled drugs. May I have the figures broken down to show the total intercepted for the years 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

We hold no information as yet for 2018

2014 – 130

2015 – 111

2016 – 219

2017-  159

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