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garda raid Two men in Garda custody following seizure of cocaine worth €70,000 in Athlone

The men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were both arrested at the scene of a drugs raid in the Monksland area.

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Two men remain in Garda custody this morning following the seizure of €70,000 worth of cocaine in Athlone, Co Westmeath, yesterday.

The men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were both arrested at the scene of a drugs raid in the Monksland area.

Gardaí from the Westmeath Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by local units and the Armed Support Unit carried out the search as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the area.

Approximately 1kg of cocaine (pending analysis) worth €70,000 was discovered and seized.

The arrested men are currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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