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Operation Tara - €72,500 Cocaine and €10,265 Cash Seized, Galway, 28th July 2022

Issue Date: 29th July 2022

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí have seized approximately €72,500 Cocaine and €10,265 cash, following a search operation in Galway yesterday, Thursday 28th July 2022.

Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit searched a house in the Headford Road area of Galway city.  During the course of this search €9,500 cocaine and €10,265 cash was seized.

A female in her 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at the North Western Regional HQ.

A second search was conducted at a residence in Menlo, Galway, where cocaine worth €63,000 was recovered.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were arrested in relation to this seizure. They are detained at North Western Regional HQ under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

The drugs and cash seized will be sent for analysis.

Investigations are ongoing.