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Busy three days as Gardai seize mix of drugs worth €241,000 across three counties

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Busy three days as Gardai seize mix of drugs worth €241,000 across three counties

It has been a busy three days for Gardai who seized a mix of drugs worth nearly €241,000 in separate seizures across three counties.a bunch of items that are sitting on a table© Provided by Extra.ie

The largest of the seizures happened on Monday after a search at an apartment in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Gardai seized Diamorphine drugs, which is a type of opioid, with an estimated value of €122,220 and cocaine worth €2,000.a variety of items on a table: It has been a busy three days for Gardai who seized a mix of drugs worth nearly €241,000 in separate seizures across three counties. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie It has been a busy three days for Gardai who seized a mix of drugs worth nearly €241,000 in separate seizures across three counties. Pic: An Garda Siochana

A man, who is aged in his 30s, was arrested following the discovery and is being held at Clondalkin Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act (1996).

The search as seizure happened under warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in west Dublin.

The day before, cocaine worth in the region of €85,500 and cannabis worth €1,400 was found by Gardai in Ballinrobe, Mayo.a stack of flyers on a table: The day before, cocaine worth in the region of €85,500 and cannabis worth €1,400 was found by Gardai in Ballinrobe, Mayo. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie The day before, cocaine worth in the region of €85,500 and cannabis worth €1,400 was found by Gardai in Ballinrobe, Mayo. Pic: An Garda Siochana

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit made the detection at approximately 1pm when a man was observed retrieving suspected cocaine at a rural location in Ballinrobe.

Approximately €80,000 of suspected cocaine was seized at this location and one man is in his early 30s was arrested.

During a follow up search of an address in Ballinrobe, Gardaí located a further €5,500 of suspected cocaine, €1,400 in suspected Cannabis Herb, a suspected cocaine press, moulds and a small quantity of cash. The drugs seized are subject to forensic analysis.’A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit made the detection at approximately 1pm when a man was observed retrieving suspected cocaine at a rural location in Ballinrobe. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit made the detection at approximately 1pm when a man was observed retrieving suspected cocaine at a rural location in Ballinrobe. Pic: An Garda Siochana

The man who was arrested and he has since been charged in relation to the investigation.

In the final seizure, which was the first to happen, around €29,800 worth of cannabis and €3,000 worth of cocaine were found following searches at two residences in the Roscrea area of Co. Tipperary.

Three men were arrested in total — two at the scene of the first search and another at a follow-up search.a close up of a flower: In the final seizure, which was the first to happen, around €29,800 worth of cannabis and €3,000 worth of cocaine were found following searches at two residences in the Roscrea area of Co. Tipperary. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie In the final seizure, which was the first to happen, around €29,800 worth of cannabis and €3,000 worth of cocaine were found following searches at two residences in the Roscrea area of Co. Tipperary. Pic: An Garda Siochana

A garda spokesperson said: ‘The first search began at approximately 4pm. Cannabis Herb valued at €20,000 (pending analysis) was seized along with €3,000 in Cocaine.

‘Two men, both aged in their 20s, were arrested at the scene. They were taken to Nenagh Garda station where they were detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

Both men have since been charged and are due to appear before Limerick District Court today, 15th February 2021.a green plant in a garden: Three men were arrested in total — two at the scene of the first search and another at a follow-up search. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie Three men were arrested in total — two at the scene of the first search and another at a follow-up search. Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘Shortly after the first search, a follow-up search was conducted at a nearby residence. This led Gardaí to the discovery of a grow house. A number of Cannabis Herb plants, along with other drug paraphernalia were seized at the property. The plants have an estimated worth of €9,800.

‘A 45 year-old man was arrested following this second search. He remains detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice Act 1996.

‘Investigations ongoing.’

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