Update: Drugs, cash and weapons seized – Two arrested

Update: Drugs, cash and weapons seized – Two arrested


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Saturday, May 15th – 4.05pm

The two men arrested in connection with a seizure of suspected drugs, cash and weapons in the Ennistymon area of County Clare on Friday, 14th May, 2021, have both been released without charge.

Files are now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Investigations are ongoing.

Two men are being questioned by Gardaí after ‘suspected’ drugs, cash and weapons were seized in Co. Clare this morning.

Shortly after 10am today, uniformed Gardaí from Ennistymon, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit, Armed Support Unit, the Divisional Drugs Unit, Customs Revenue Officers and Social Welfare Inspectors, executed a number of search warrants in the Ennistymon area.

During the course of the operation Gardaí seized €40,000 of suspected cannabis herb and a sum of cash believed to be in the region of €20,000. Gardaí also seized two suspected imitation firearms, slash hooks, knives, hatchets and a baton.

Two men, aged in their 20s and 50s, were arrested and are currently detained at Kilrush Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.