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Gardai make large seizure of cannabis and cocaine

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Gardai carried out a planned search
Gardai carried out a planned search

As part of on-going intelligence led operations targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Carlow/Kilkenny Area, Gardai have seized cannabis herb and cocaine.

At approximately 5.30pm yesterday Gardai from the Carlow/Kilkenny Divisional Drug Unit carried out a planned search of a house in the New Park area of Kilkenny.

During the course of the search cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €100,000 and cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €200,000 were seized.

A male in his 50’s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Kilkenny Garda Station.  

These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.

Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.

Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.