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Man (30s) arrested after gardaí discover €140k worth of cocaine in Limerick

The man was arrested when officers attached to the Limerick Divisional Drugs unit stopped a car in Caherconlish at approximately 8pm and found two kilos of suspected cocaine.
Henry Street Garda station in Limerick

Henry Street Garda station in Limerick

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A man in his 30s is being quizzed by gardaí this morning after a €140,000 cocaine seizure in Co Limerick last night.

He was arrested when officers attached to the Limerick Divisional Drugs unit stopped a car in Caherconlish at approximately 8pm and found two kilos of suspected cocaine.

“A man in his 30s was arrested as a result and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Henry Street Garda station", a garda spokesperson revealed.

The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

The seizure forms part of Operation Tara, an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in July 2021.

The focus of Operation Tara 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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