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Drugs bust Two due in court after €130,000 of cannabis and cocaine seized in Co Mayo

Gardai carried out a search at approximately 4.50pm on Friday, April 10, near the Cross area as part of an ongoing probe into the sale and supply of drugs in the area.

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A man and woman in their 20s are due in court today in connection with a huge drugs and cash seizure in Co Mayo.

Gardai carried out a search at approximately 4.50pm on Friday, April 10, near the Cross area as part of an ongoing probe into the sale and supply of drugs in the area.

This search resulted in a seizure of cocaine estimated to be worth €89,000 and cannabis herb worth €16,000.

A follow up search in the Kilmaine area led to the discovery of cocaine valued at €25,000, along with €17,600 in cash.

A number of mobile phones and other drug paraphernalia were also seized from the location.

A man and a woman were arrested under suspicion of the sale and supply of illegal drugs.

They were both taken to Castlebar Garda Station where they are being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act and were later charged.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana revealed: "They are both due to appear before a sitting of Ballina District Court this morning, 12th April 2021 at 10.30am."

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