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Garda seizes drugs worth tens of thousands of euros

The seizures came after a number of searches in Co Mayo

The Garda has seized tens of thousands of euros worth of drugs following searches (PA Archive)
The Garda has seized tens of thousands of euros worth of drugs following searches (PA Archive)

By Rebecca Black, PA

Garda have seized drugs worth a suspected tens of thousands of euros following searches in Co Mayo over the weekend.

Gardai carried out two intelligence-led searches of houses in the Westport area over the weekend.

They recovered cocaine with an estimated value of 42,000 euro along with mixing agent and a small quantity of MDMA with an estimated value of 100 euro in the first search.

Gardaí from the Mayo Drugs Unit supported by members of the Community Engagement Team from Westport Garda Station...

Posted by Garda Síochána Western Region on Sunday, November 3, 2019

During the second search, cocaine with an estimated value of 2,000 euro along with herbal cannabis worth 2,500 euro and mixing agent were recovered.

A man and a woman, aged 21 and 18 years, were arrested for suspected offences under the Misuse of Drugs Acts.

They were both detained at Westport Garda Station for questioning and have since been released without charge. Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

This intelligence led operation was part of the ongoing investigations led by the Mayo Drugs Unit targeting those involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs.

Investigations are ongoing.

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