drugs seizure

  • Gardai in Athlone have seized cocaine worth in the region of €700,000 in a planned search.

    At about 7am this morning, Gardai from the Crime & Drugs Unit based in Athlone conducted a search of a house in the Clonown area of the town, where cocaine with an estimated street value of €700,000 was seized.

    A man and woman in their 20s were arrested and being detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act at Athlone Garda Station.

    The scene of the drugs seizure is being preserved for technical examination.

     

  • Gardai in Westport are investigating the seizure of a significant amount of cannabis last weekend.

    It's understood the drugs, worth in the region of €20,000, were found in a wooded area near The Point.

    Members of the Westport Drugs Unit were involved in the seizure, and Midwest News understands one person is helping Gardai with their enquiries.

     

  • Drugs and a significant amount of cash were seized by Gardai in the Castlebar area over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest News today that the drugs find was made after a car was stopped in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Islandeady area.

    The street value of the drugs believed to be cocaine and cannabis herb is in the region of €2,000.

    In a follow up search at a house in Castlebar further drugs were discovered.

    Also a sum of money – in the region of €4,000 – was confiscated.

    A man was arrested and held at Castlebar Garda Station for questioning.

    He was released around 6 p.m on Saturday evening.

    A file has been sent for the DPP.

  • Cannabis and cocaine with an estimated street value of €320,000 was seized in Co Galway yesterday.

    Gardai from the Divisional Drugs Unit along with local Gardai in Loughrea searched a house in East Galway yesterday morning, and recovered the drugs along with a firearm.

    Two men, in their mid-20's and 40's - were arrested at the scene and taken to Galway Garda Station for questioning under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

     

  • Gardaí have arrested three people and seized cannabis and cannabis plants at a house at Cloonloo, Co.Sligo.

    Gardaí searched a house at Cloonloo at about noon yesterday. During the course of the search they discovered a cannabis cultivation operation containing 250 plants and well as processed cannabis herb. The drugs, subject to analysis, have a street value of in excess of €200,000.

    Three people were arrested at the scene; a man and a woman in their 30s and a man in his late 20s. They are being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

  • Gardai are investigating a drugs seizure in Roscommon Town last Friday afternoon.

     Following a search of a house on Racecourse Road in Roscommon at about 4pm, Gardai recovered a quantity of cannabis and MDMA.

     A youth in his late teens was arrested and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

    Gardai have confirmed to Midwest News that their investigation is ongoing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • A man has been arrested after a drugs seizure in Co Sligo.

     

    Gardaí seized 4 kilos of cannabis herb, over 4,000 xanax tablets, and a quantity of cocaine, with a total estimated street value of 110,000 euro.

     

    The discovery was made after Gardaí searched a house in Calry last night.

     

    A 30 year old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station where he's being detained under the Drug Trafficking Act.

     

     

     

  • A 37 year old man is due to appear in court this morning charged in connection with a firearm and drug seizure in county Sligo.

    Gardai discovered a gun in the boot of a car on Tuesday and in a follow up operation found cannabis at a house in Ballymote.

    He's due to appear before a sitting of Ballaghadereen District Court this morning charged in connection with the investigation.

  • One person was arrested earlier today, following a drugs seizure in Ballina.

    The divisional drugs unit, assisted by local Gardai, carried out a planned search of a house in St Patrick’s Estate and seized a significant quantity of suspected cocaine.

    One man was arrested and is being detained at Ballina Garda Station.

    Today’s seizure was part of Operation Thor, which is ongoing in the area.

  • The three men arrested in relation to the drug seizure at the two houses in the townland of Killasser, Swinford on Saturday evening last are due to appear before a sitting of Galway District Court this morning, at 10.30am charged in connection with the seizure.  

    Two houses were searched following surveillance by the Divisional Drugs Unit. 

    Cannabis plants at different stages of growth were discovered.

    The men are aged 44, 27 and 23 years old.

  • Three people are due in court this morning, following a weekend drugs seizure in Co Sligo.

    Gardai searched a house in Cloonloo at about noon on Saturday and discovered a cannabis cultivation operation, seizing cannabis plants and cannabis herb with an estimated street value of over €200,000.

    A man and woman in their 30's and a man in his late 20's were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

    The three are due to appear before Donegal District Court this morning