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Gardaí seize €8k worth of ecstasy headed for Rag Week

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

Officers stopped a car on the M6 motorway on Wednesday evening carrying an estimated €8,400 worth of MDMA (Stock image)
Officers stopped a car on the M6 motorway on Wednesday evening carrying an estimated €8,400 worth of MDMA (Stock image)

More than €8,000 worth of ecstasy powder, which was destined for Galway's unofficial Rag Week, has been intercepted by gardaí.

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Officers stopped a car on the M6 motorway on Wednesday evening carrying an estimated €8,400 worth of MDMA.

Two men were arrested and held overnight. They have since been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Gardaí in Galway say they believe the drugs were destined for sale to students flocking into the city for the unofficial Rag Week next week.

Sgt Peter Conlon of Galway Garda Station said the city was expecting a significant influx of students from around the country.

He said a "very comprehensive" garda operation was in place for the entire week.

"Starting from next Monday we will have added manpower with additional gardaí on duty in the city centre."

The drugs find occurred after gardaí stopped a car on the westbound lane of the M6 at Cappataggle at 5pm on Wednesday evening.

Irish Independent

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