Gardaí seize cocaine worth €700k in Athlone

Gardaí seize cocaine worth €700k in Athlone

Gardaí have seized cocaine in Athlone following a planned search this morning.

At 7am, a planned search was conducted by gardaí at a house in Kilnamanagh, Clonown.

During the search cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €700,000 was seized.

A man and a woman in their 20s were arrested and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996 at Athlone Garda Station.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.


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