drug seizure

  • There was a significant drug seizure in the Ballina area yesterday.

    A planned operation by the Mayo garda drugs division unit on a private dwelling house in the Ballina area resulted in gardai seizing a significant quantity of suspected cannabis, with an street value estimated as  a 5 figure sum.

    One man was arrested and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    He was later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Two people are due in court, after 170,000 euro worth of drugs was seized in Roscommon town yesterday.

    Searches were conducted at a number of houses in Roscommon under warrant, and Gardaí found cannabis and cocaine with an estimated street value of over €170,000 and a large sum of cash.

    A 20-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were arrested at two separate houses, and were questioned at Roscommon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    Gardai have confirmed that two people have been charged in relation to the incident and are due before Loughrea District Court today.