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Sunday 18 February 2018

Dublin woman arrested in Ibiza bust

One of two facing drugs charges

Cormac Murphy, Niall O'Connor and Luke Byrne

A DUBLIN woman was one of two women arrested in Ibiza on suspicion of drug offences.

The woman in her 20s from the northside of the city was apprehended by police on the Balearic party island.

She and the second suspect were in police custody and were facing charges.

It is understood the arrests were made last Friday by the Guardia Civil, the local police in Ibiza, in a nightclub in the town of San Antonio.

It is believed the charges relate to the supply of 21 ecstasy and 10 LSD tablets to customers in the club.

The Dublin woman is understood to have worked in a bar in Ibiza, having moved to the island after recently finishing her university studies.

It is unclear whether her family have travelled to Ibiza.

The Department of Foreign Affairs told the Herald it was providing consular assistance to the Dublin woman and her family.

A man who identified himself as a relative said he wasn't aware of what had happened.

“I haven't heard and I don't really know what has happened,” he said.

He had not seen the student for some time, he added.

In a further comment, a family member said: “I don't know anything. You probably know more than us. We're not making any comment.”

It comes after another Irishwoman, Michaella McCollum Connolly, was accused of trying to smuggle cocaine to Europe from Peru.

She says she was forced into smuggling by a drugs gang that she encountered in Ibiza.

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