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Three men due in court following massive €339k drugs haul in Limerick

Officers from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit searched two cars and found €20,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb in each vehicle.

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Three men are due before Limerick City District Court this morning after being charged in relation to the seizure of €339,000 worth of suspected drugs.

Gardaí working as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Limerick stopped two cars, one in Corbally and the second in Thomandgate, at around 6.30pm on Monday.

Officers from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit searched both cars and found €20,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb in each vehicle.

The two drivers, men aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested and brought to Henry Street and Roxboro Road Garda Stations.

Two follow-up searches were carried out with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit.

Shortly before 8pm, gardaí carried out a search at an apartment on Henry Street where €170,000 worth of suspected cocaine and €124,000 of suspected cannabis herb were discovered.

A third man, aged in his 60s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station.

At around 10.30pm, gardaí carried out the second search at a house in Corbally where another €5,000 of suspected cannabis herb was found alongside a sum of cash. No arrests were made following this search.

Gardai said the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

All three men were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 and have since been charged.

They are due to appear before Limerick City District Court this morning at 10.30am.

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