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Man arrested after gardai seize €70,000 worth of drugs and €45,000 in cash

'A man in his 50s was arrested in relation to this seizure'

Some of the cash seized in Dundalk

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A man has been arrested in Dundalk after €70,000 worth of drugs and €45,000 in cash was seized in a Garda operation.

Gardai working as part of Operation Tara stopped and searched a vehicle on the Carrickmacross Road yesterday at approximately 11am.

During the search €45,000 in cash was discovered concealed in the vehicle. In a follow up search at a property on Park Street, Dundalk, €53,000 worth of suspected cocaine and €17,000 of suspected MDMA and other drug paraphernalia was discovered.

“A man in his 50s was arrested in relation to this seizure and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Dundalk Garda station,” gardai said.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

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