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Gardai arrest one male following cocaine, cannabis and cash bust

Gardai arrest one male following cocaine, cannabis and cash bust

A 53-year-old man is in custody and a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and cash have been seized by gardai in Co. Sligo.

The man was arrested yesterday evening after gardai stopped his car and found more than €24,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis inside it.

Gardai then conducted follow up searches at a number of addresses in Sligo town where they uncovered €91,000 in cash and further, smaller quantities of cocaine and cannabis.

A female aged in her 20s was arrested at the scene. She is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballymote Garda Station.

The arrested man is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act, 1996 at Ballymote Garda Station, where he can be held for up to seven days.

Cannabis Resin with an estimated street value of €45,000 (pending analysis) has been seized by Gardaí in Sligo investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs.

Cannabis and Cocaine with an estimated value in excess of €70,000 (pending analysis) and €91,000 in cash has been seized during this operation to date.