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Seizure of €140,000 of suspected heroin in Loughrea, County Galway, Friday 3rd January 2020

On Friday 3rd January 2020 at approximately 11.25pm, Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drug Unit conducted a search of a car in Loughrea, County Galway which resulted in the seizure of suspected heroin (pending analysis) with an estimated value of approximately €140,000.

A 41 year old male was arrested at the scene and was detained at Galway Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He has since been released without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Investigations are ongoing. No further information is available at this time.