Man arrested after M18 drugs seizure

Man arrested after M18 drugs seizure


Photo: Garda Press Office

A man was arrested last night after drugs were seized from a car that had been stopped by Gardaí on the M18.

In a joint operation took place involving Garda Units based in the Clare and Limerick Divisions, two seizures were made and two people arrested. Cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of €97,000 (analysis pending) was seized.

A car was stopped at on the M18 at Junction 11 (Dromoland) shortly after 7pm and a subsequent search resulted in the seizure of cocaine with a value of €56,000 (subject to analysis).

A forty-one-year old man was arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ennis Garda Station.

During a follow up operation a house in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick was searched resulting in the discovery of cocaine  with an estimated value of €17,500 along with 4 kg of cannabis resin (value €24,000).

A thirty-six-year old man was arrested during the search and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Henry Street Garda Station.

The investigation is ongoing.

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.