Friday 20 September 2019

Two men arrested in connection with seizure of €220k worth of drugs

Operation Irene is now in its third year
Operation Irene is now in its third year
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of €220,000 worth of drugs.

Gardai were on a routine patrol at Rochfort Manor on Old Leighlin Road in Co Carlow at around 5.40pm yesterday when they noticed two men acting suspiciously beside two cars, a balck Audi and a silver Renault.

They searched the vehicles and found three large packages, two of which contained cocaine and a third which they believe held ketamine.

The drugs have an estimated street value of €220,000.

Two man, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested at the scene and brought to Carlow Garda Station.

Both are being held under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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