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Drug Seizure and arrest in Wicklow on the 30/1/14

Gardai have seized drugs and arrested a male after stopping a van near Ashford, Co. Wicklow late last night.

At approximately 11pm last night Gardai from Wicklow conducting a checkpoint on the N11 near Ashford, stopped a van. On searching the van an amount of cannabis was found and a male in his early 30’s arrested.  

After a more detailed search of the van, at Wicklow Garda Station, a large amount of cocaine (pending analysis) was found concealed in the van. Drugs with an estimated street value of up to €43,000 in total were seized.

The male is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Wicklow Garda Station.