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Drug and Cash seizure Sligo 6th / 7th October 2015

Gardaí have seized drugs and cash and arrested a male as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Sligo.


A 53-year-old male was arrested yesterday evening (6/10/2015) when Gardaí stopped and searched a car at Lagan Drive, Sligo. Cocaine and Cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €24,000 (pending analysis) was recovered during the operation.

The arrested man is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballymote Garda Station. (He can be detained for up to seven days.)

During follow up searches at a number of residential addresses in the Sligo Town area Gardaí seized €91,000 cash and further smaller quantities of Cocaine and Cannabis.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.

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These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.