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50-year-old woman arrested after large amount of cocaine found during stop and search

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai discovered one kilo of cocaine with a street value of approximately €70,000
Gardai discovered one kilo of cocaine with a street value of approximately €70,000

Gardai have arrested a woman after a stop and search led to the discovery of a large amount of cocaine.

During the routine stop Gardai from Mullingar, who were on uniform patrol on the M6, stopped a car at approx 2.30pm. 
 
During the course of the search of the car Gardai discovered one kilo of cocaine with a street value of approximately €70,000.
 
The 50 years-old female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was arrested and taken to Mullingar Garda station. 
 
She is being detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.