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Day of action Man and woman arrested in Longford after cash, cocaine and cannabis herb is seized

Various Garda units were involved in raids on four properties throughout the area as part of Operation Tara

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Gardai have appealed for witnesses

Gardai have appealed for witnesses

Gardai have appealed for witnesses

A man and a woman have been arrested in Longford after more than €18,000 in cash, cocaine and cannabis herb was seized by gardai in “a day of action” this morning. 

Various Garda units were involved in raids on four properties throughout the area as part of Operation Tara.

A quantity of suspected cocaine worth €2,800, suspected cannabis worth €3,900 and €11,550 worth of cash was seized from three properties during searches.

Gardai said one man in his early 30s has been arrested in connection with money laundering offences and is currently detained at Longford Garda Station.

Separately, a woman in her early 30s has been arrested in connection with drug related offences and is currently being quizzed in Longford Garda Station.

“Gardaí in Longford Division held a day of action under Operation Tara,” gardaí said.

“Shortly before 7am this Friday morning, gardaí attached to Longford Garda Station supported by the Community Policing Unit, the Western Region Armed Support Unit, the Garda Dog Unit, The Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit, The Divisional Drugs Unit and the District Detective Unit executed search warrants at four properties in Longford town.

“During the course of these searches a quantity of suspected cocaine worth €2,800, suspected cannabis worth €3,900 and €11,550 worth of cash was seized from three properties.”

Gardai added that today's action was a community policing led initiative carried out in collaboration with the Roscommon Longford Divisional Drugs unit and forms part of an ongoing operation against the sale and supply of illegal drugs in Longford.

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