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€82,000 MDMA Seized, One Woman Arrested, Joint Garda and Revenue Operation, Athy, County Kildare, Tuesday, 16th August, 2022

Issue Date: 16th August 2022

Approximately €82,000 of suspected MDMA has been seized and one woman has been arrested following a joint operation between An Garda Síochána and Revenue's Customs Service in County Kildare on Tuesday, 16th August, 2022.

Revenue officers seized approximately 1.37 Kilograms of MDMA with an estimated value of €82,000 following the search, under warrant, of a house in the Athy area.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), Kildare District Drugs Unit and Kildare District Detective Units.

A woman in her 50s was arrested by An Garda Síochána in connection with this seizure and is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Newbridge Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.