Anyone caught in the possession of illegal drugs in Co Mayo should have their car impounded and crushed.

That's the view of Foxford-based Councillor Neil Cruise, who spoke on the matter at the recent meeting of the Mayo Joint Policing Committee.

As part of efforts to tackle drug-dealing throughout the county, Erris-based Councillor Gerry Coyle suggested that anyone using a vehicle to transport drugs should be disqualified from driving for 5 years on a first offence, and disqualified for life on a second conviction.

FG Councillor Neil Cruise wants to go further and hit drug dealers in the pocket, by crushing their cars and having them pay the cost of doing so.

Speaking with Midwest News, the Foxford-based Councillor said this could be one of a number of measures taken to try and deter drug-dealers....

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