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crack city Man arrested after gardai raid 'fortified crack houses' in Limerick City 

"The properties were found to be heavily modified and reinforced to obstruct entry"

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Members of the Emergency Response Unit were involved in the operation (FILE PHOTO)

Members of the Emergency Response Unit were involved in the operation (FILE PHOTO)

Members of the Emergency Response Unit were involved in the operation (FILE PHOTO)

A man was arrested after gardai raided a number of fortified crack houses in St Mary’s Park in Limerick City yesterday morning. 

Officers attached to the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit made the bust as part of Operation Copóg targetting the sale and supply of controlled drugs and anti-social behaviour in St Mary’s Park.

“Search warrants were executed at a number of properties in St Mary’s Park as part of this operation,” a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said.

“Officers were assisted by the Regional Armed Support Unit, Emergency Response Unit and the Southern Region Dog Unit.

“The properties were found to be heavily modified and reinforced to obstruct entry. During the course of the operation €700 worth of suspected cocaine was seized along with items used for the preparation of crack cocaine including baking soda and chemical ammonia.

“One man, aged in his 40s, was arrested in relation to this investigation and was detained in Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1996.

“He has since been charged and is due to appear before Limerick District Court this morning at 10.30am.”

Gardai added that investigations are ongoing.

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