Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man arrested after €30,000 worth of cocaine seized at garda checkpoint in Wexford

Garda was taken by ambulance to St James's Hospital (Stock picture)
Garda was taken by ambulance to St James's Hospital (Stock picture)
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Cocaine worth an estimated €30,000 and a number of house-breaking implements have been recovered after gardai arrested a man in his 20s at a checkpoint in Wexford.

The operation was mounted in Gorey yesterday afternoon as part of Operation Thor which was set up to disrupt burglary gangs.

During the course of a routine search Gardaí discovered two bags of cocaine as well as house breaking tools.

The man was arrested and detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and will appear at a sitting of Gorey District Court at 10.30am this morning charged in relation to the incident.

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