Gardaí seized €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine and cash in Castlebar yesterday under Operation Tara.

The Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit seized €17,500 worth of suspected cocaine and approximately €500 in cash on lands in the Castlebar area shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday evening.

This was part of an ongoing investigation targeting individuals involved in the sale and supply of drugs.

A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene in connection with this seizure and detained at Castlebar Garda Station.

He has been charged today in connection with this seizure and will appear in court at a later date.

This seizure forms part of Operation Tara an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on the 2nd of July last year.

The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

 

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