Tuesday 6 December 2016

Woman (20s) and 53-year-old man arrested following seizure of drugs and cash totalling €160,000

Published 07/10/2015 | 17:59

Credit: Gardai
Credit: Gardai

A woman in her 20s was arrested following a drugs seizure at a house this evening.

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Cannabis worth an estimated €45,000 was recovered by gardai and the woman was arrested at the scene in Co Sligo.

She is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballymote Garda Station.

Yesterday evening, a 53-year-old man was arrested after gardai stopped and searched a car at Lagan Drive.

Cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €24,000 (pending analysis) was recovered.

The arrested man is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballymote Garda Station.

Both incidents were part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the area.

During follow up searches at a number of residential addresses in the Sligo Town area, €91,000 in cash and further smaller quantities of cocaine and cannabis were recovered.

The man is scheduled to appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court tonight at 9pm.

The 20-year-old woman has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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