Man arrested – Over €80,000 worth of drugs seized

Man arrested – Over €80,000 worth of drugs seized

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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.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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