Two arrested as €230k worth of suspected drugs seized in Limerick

A statement said that gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Limerick were assisting with Covid-19 patrols when they stopped a car in the Kilteely area of Co Limerick.
Two arrested as €230k worth of suspected drugs seized in Limerick

Two people have been arrested as €205,000 worth of suspected drugs were seized in Limerick.

The seizure occurred at around 10pm yesterday.

A statement said that gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Limerick were assisting with Covid-19 patrols when they stopped a car in the Kilteely area of Co Limerick.

Gardaí searched the car and subsequently discovered €70,000 of suspected cocaine.

The occupant of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

A search warrant was later executed at a premises in Knockainey, Co Limerick.

Gardaí seized a further €100,000 of suspected cannabis herb and €35,000 of suspected cocaine.

A woman in her 20’s was arrested at that location, gardaí said.

She was taken to Henry Street Garda Station where she is also detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) Act, 1996.

Gardaí said all of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

Update: In further searches, gardaí have seized a further €25,000 of suspected cocaine during the search at the premises in Knockainey, Co. Limerick.

"The total suspected drugs seized is now €230,000," a garda spokesperson said.

The two people arrested earlier remain in custody.

- This story was first published at 9.16am

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