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In custody Teen arrested after suspected €196k drug haul found on waste ground


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A teenager has been arrested last night after gardai discovered suspected illegal drugs worth €196,000 on waste ground in Sligo Town.

The suspected haul included €177,800 worth of cocaine, cannabis with an estimated value of €13,240 and ecstasy worth €5,070 - as well as a quantity of ammunition.

A garda spokesman said a man, aged in his late teens, has been arrested in relation to this investigation and is currently being detained at Sligo Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

"Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of drugs in the Sligo area carried out a search of waste ground in Cranmore, Sligo, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit.

"Cocaine with a value of €177,800, cannabis worth €13,240 and ecstasy with a value of €5,070 were discovered and seized along with a quantity of ammunition. All seized items are subject to analysis.

"Investigations are ongoing," a garda spokesman said,

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