Monday 22 January 2018

Two held in Galway drugs gang sting

A man and a woman have been arrested in a joint Garda and customs sting on drugs gangs.

Seven kilos of cocaine were found in a car stopped by officers on the outskirts of Gort, Co Galway.

The operation is part of investigations into organised crime gangs across Galway and Limerick.

Customs officials said the car was pulled over because it contained a package suspected of containing drugs which was being tracked from the US and through Shannon Airport.

The cocaine is said to have a street value of around €500,000.

The arrested couple, a man aged 39 and a woman aged 24, were detained when the car was stopped by customs officers and the Garda National Drugs Unit.

They are being held at Galway Garda Station.

Press Association

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