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Drugs raid Gardaí seize over €119K of cocaine, cannabis and cash and arrest teens in Galway

"Two men, both in their late teens, were arrested at separate locations in connection to this seizure"

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Some of the seizure made overnight in Galway

Some of the seizure made overnight in Galway

Some of the seizure made overnight in Galway

Two teenagers are being quizzed by gardaí this morning after over €119,000 worth of cocaine, cannabis and cash was seized during raids in Galway city.

Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a number of searches in the east of the city on Tuesday, September 14 and into the early hours of this morning.

A spokesperson said the intelligence-led operation resulted in €36,500 worth of suspected cocaine, €80,600 worth of suspected cannabis and €2,100 in cash being seized.

“The drugs seized are subject to forensic analysis,” gardai said.

“Two men, both in their late teens, were arrested at separate locations in connection to this seizure.

"They are both currently detained at North Western Regional Headquarters Galway under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.”

Gardai added that the seizure is part of Operation Tara an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on July 2, 2021.

The focus of the operation is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

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