File sent to DPP after major drugs haul in city

Guards seized €57,000 worth of suspected heroin, cocaine, and cash

The drugs and cash seized by Gardai in Galway. Photo: An Garda Siochana

The drugs and cash seized by Gardai in Galway. Photo: An Garda Siochana

Gardai in the city have sent a file to the director of public prosecutions following a major seizure of drugs and cash in the city.

Officers, acting on information gleaned from an intelligence-led operation made the seizure in the city last week. They searched a car in the Newcastle area at lunchtime on Thursday last and seized €57,000 worth of suspected heroin, cocaine and cash in Galway city and arrested a man in connection with the seizure.

During the course of the search Gardaí discovered €25,000 worth of heroin, €14,000 worth of cocaine and €18,000 in cash.

All drugs are currently subject to forensic analysis. The man in his mid 30s, who was arrested in connection with this drug seizure on Thursday, has since been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Their enquiries are ongoing. The haul is one of the biggest seizures of drugs in the city.

 

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