''A criminal gang operating in the North West was last night dismantled by a unit from the North-West Brigade of the INLA and have been ordered to desist from all criminal activity or face a military response. "
The following statement was recieved by the Strabane IRSP on the 06-04-06 from the North-West Brigade of the INLA:
''A criminal gang operating in the North West was last night dismantled by a unit from the North-West Brigade of the INLA and have been ordered to desist from all criminal activity or face a military response. This particular gang which is headed up by a well known career criminal have in the past been involved in robberries, house break-ins, assaults and have more recently moved in to the drugs trade. It came to our attention that this gang was selling drugs to children after the mother of a 15 year old school girl informed the INLA that her daughter and friends of a similar age were taking Exctasy tablets. Last night a number of these gang members were arrested by one of our units and confiscated almost one thousand suspected Exctasy tablets and were instructed to pass them on to Teach na Failte representatives for destruction. Teach na Failte representatives have since handed these drugs on to the Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Project group in Strabane, in the presence of the local press, for destruction. We would like to take this opportunity to warn those involved in the drugs trade that they face a military response if they continue to target children in particular for drug use''.
''North-West Brigade INLA''