Ireland is Sinking in Drugs, and the Gardai are at Full Stretch to Try and keep Organised Crime from Literally taking over Towns across the Country?

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Armed gardai storm Westmeath house as massive drugs operation sees items seized

The dramatic raids took place this morning in Westmeath 

19th April 2020

Armed Gardai from the forces Emergency Response Unit
              on patrol (stock)
Armed Gardai from the forces Emergency Response Unit on patrol (stock) (Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

A number of armed Garda officers raided a number of locations in the midlands as part of a massive investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in the area.

This morning, gardai associated with the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) targeted one residential and two professional addresses in Westmeath.

They received assistance from the Eastern Region Armed Response Unit.

These raids resulted in the following items being seized by officers

  • A 211 registration BMW (valued at approximately €50,000)
  • €12,000 in cash
  • A bank account containing €9,400 was also restrained.

A Garda spokesperson commented: “This morning’s search operation was a significant development in an ongoing Criminal Assets Bureau investigation targeting an Organised Crime Group, based in the midlands, involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs.”

Gardai attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau attend
            an incident in Westmeath
Gardai attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau attend an incident in Westmeath (Image: An Garda Siochana)

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