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Gun, €15,000 cash and drugs seized in Waterford

Updated / Friday, 27 Nov 2020 17:48

Drugs,
          cash and a shotgun were found during searches in Waterford
          city
Drugs, cash and a shotgun were found during searches in Waterford city

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a double-barrelled shotgun, drugs and cash in Waterford earlier this week.

Gardaí recovered a small quantity of cocaine at St Herblain Park in the city on Tuesday.

The shotgun, cocaine and Alprazolam tablets, and €15,000 in cash were seized during a follow-up search of a house in Williamstown on Wednesday morning.

The drugs have an estimated street value of €4,000.

A man and a woman, aged in their mid 20s, were arrested at the scene.

They have since been released by gardaí and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A 35-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested this morning as part of the investigation and are being detained at Waterford Garda Station.

Bolivian cops seize drugs that were to be sent to Ireland hidden in Christening presents

Drug traffickers tried to send a delivery of cocaine to Ireland amongst a box holding baby clothes and decorations for a christening.

Bolivian cops seize drugs that was to be sent to Ireland hidden in Christening presents

Bolivian cops seized cocaine that was to be sent to Ireland hidden in Christening presents.

Drug traffickers tried to send a delivery of cocaine to Ireland amongst a box holding baby clothes and decorations for a christening.

The package was stopped from getting to Ireland after an anti-narcotics dog Rous found it during a patrol at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, Bolivia last Wednesday.

The Bolivian Special Force to Combat Drug Trafficking looked through the package and found cocaine had been camouflaged on the back and sides of box.

Bolivian cops seize drugs that was to be sent to Ireland hidden in Christening presents

Further tests showed that the package had 668 grams of cocaine.

The package also held baby shoes and clothing as well as items for a christening which was due to be sent by air travel to an Irish adress.

Drug mules are sent from South American countries sometimes including Bolivia to Ireland.

However, the impact of the pandemic on travel has meant traffickers have used the cargo network more to move drugs this year.

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