Man arrested after M18 drugs seizure

Man arrested after M18 drugs seizure

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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.

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