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Gardaí seize €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb near Loughrea Co Galway November 25, 2021

Issue Date: 26th November 2021

Gardaí have seized €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb under operation Tara following a search in the Loughrea area of Galway on November 25, 2021.

Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by the Western Regional Support Unit stopped a vehicle travelling on the M6 near Loughrea shortly before 7.30pm on Thursday November 25.

During a follow up search of the vehicle, conducted at North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Murrough Gardaí seized €17,000 worth of suspected cocaine, €1,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb and a small quantity of cannabis jellies.

Two men, one in his late 30s and another in his early 20s, were arrested and detained at North Western Regional Headquarters under the provisions of Section 2 of the of the Drug trafficking Act 1996.

They have since been released without charge pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.