Gardaí have arrested one man and seized over €80,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis after they swooped on a house in Clare this afternoon.
Backed up by members of the armed Regional Support Unit (RSU) and a Garda Dog Unit from Cork, detectives from Clare Divisional Drugs Unit and local gardaí raided a house on the old Ennis to Limerick road at Clonroad More shortly after midday.
The drugs were discovered in an open area at the property.
A hydraulic press and other drug paraphernalia as well as mobile phones and other property were also seized during the raid.
A male in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently being held at Ennis Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking ) Act 1996.
A Garda spokesman confirmed: “Gardaí targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs seized cocaine and cannabis following a planned operation.”
“Members of Clare Divisional Drugs Unit discovered a significant quantity of cocaine (estimated value in excess of €60,000) and cannabis (estimated value in excess of €20,000) pending analysis, in an open area near Clonroad More, Ennis,” the spokesman said.