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Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

Three teenagers have been arrested and are being quizzed in Galway Garda Station after Gardai seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash.

Gardaí on patrol in Salthill village stopped and searched a man, aged in his late teens, at a residential complex at 9.30pm last night.

During the course of the search, Gardaí found €250 of suspected cannabis herb concealed in his clothing.

While conducting further inquiries, Gardaí stopped and searched two more people, a man and woman, who are both aged in their late teens.

The woman was found to be in possession of €26,000 in cash as well as a quantity of cannabis herb. The man also had a small quantity of cash and cannabis herb.

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Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

Gardaí in Salthill seized €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash during a stop and search operation yesterday evening

All three were arrested and taken to Galway Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Following the arrests, Gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in Salthill.

During the course of the search, Gardaí seized suspected cannabis herb valued at €2,800, suspected cocaine valued at €1,300 and a small quantity of cash. The combined value of drugs seized is €5,000. Gardaí said that the drugs will now be sent for analysis while investigations are ongoing.


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