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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Gardai seize €400,000 worth of heroin during searches in Dublin and Westmeath

Garda: File photo
Garda: File photo
Heroin with an estimated street value of €400,000 was recovered by gardai yesterday

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Heroin with an estimated street value of €400,000 was seized by gardai after they carried out two searches, one in Dublin 12 and one in Westmeath.

Almost €300,000 worth of heroin was recovered by gardai after they stopped and searched a car in Crumlin yesterday afternoon.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and iwas brought to Crumlin Garda Station under the Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

During a follow up search at a house in the Killucan area of Co. Westmeath heroin with an approximate value of €100,000 was seized.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested and is currently being held at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Both searches were carried out by members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and gardai from Westmeath.

Gardai say that drug seizures such as these play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.

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