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Eight arrested as armed gardai storm Donegal homes in drugs raids

Armed Gardai entered a number of residences in Letterkenny yesterday evening and conducted a number of searches.

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Stephen MaguireSunday World

Eight people have been arrested following a series of house raids in Donegal.

Armed gardai entered a number of homes in Letterkenny yesterday evening and conducted a number of searches.

It is understood the raids were part of an overall operation to disrupt the drugs trade in the county.

A quantity of drugs were recovered following the raids which took place at a number of locations in the town including Lower Main Street and Meadowbank.

Gardaí confirmed that a total of eight persons were arrested and are currently detained at a number of Garda Stations in the region.

"Investigations are ongoing," a spokesperson said.

Eye-witnesses said members of the Garda's Emergency Response Unit were involved in the raids.


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