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Drugs and Firearm Seizure in Sixmilebridge, Clare on the 24/8/18

Gardaí have seized drugs and a firearm in an operation in Co. Clare on 24th August 2018.

As part of an on-going operation targeting the sale of illegal drugs in Co. Clare, Gardaí searched a house and lands at Kilmurray, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare.

During the course of the search Gardaí discovered a sub-machine gun and ammunition, 1.5kgs of Cocaine with a street value of €105,000 and 1kg of Cannabis Herb with a street value of €20,000. (all subject to analysis).

As part of this operation a car was stopped and searched at Tulla Road, Ennis and 1/2kg of Cocaine with a street value of€35,000 subject to analysis. The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested and taken to Ennis Garda Station. He has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The operation and on-going and further searches are being carried out today.

Note to editors; A photograph of the firearm is available from pressoffice@garda.ie