A CLEAR message is being sent to drug dealers in the Mourneview area that they are not welcome.
Graffiti has appeared in a number of locations throughout the estate with threats to drug dealers.
It coincides with a number of attacks on the local drug dealers and the emergence of a website to publicly ‘out’ the dealers.
‘Loyalist News - Lurgan’ on Facebook has been ‘advertised’ with graffiti in the Mourneview area. It’s understood the page had been used to name and shame local drug dealers.
It’s believed Facebook had threatened to shut the page down, but not because of the content. The social networking site questioned whether or not Loyalist News was an organisation with its page set up as an individual.
The page, which has nearly 500 friends, includes pictures from loyalist events including a picture of a gang of masked men, which ironically has one of the participants ‘tagged’ by name (although there is nothing to indicate the tag is for the person in the picture).
It also promotes events of interest to loyalists in the area and creates a forum for discussuon of matters of ‘the Protestant persuasion’.
The campaign targeting drug dealers follows a number of incidents in the areaa over recent months with the homes of alleged drug dealers targeted.
The ‘MAIL’ understands a number of assaults have also been carried out in the area.
At least one family have left the estate after being targeted.
Also in recent months a number of leaflets have been circulated, again identifying drug dealers.