Wednesday 22 May 2019

Garda crackdown on drugs to continue

File being prepared for DPP after cocaine and prescriptions found during two searches

Margaret Roddy

Dundalk gardai continued their crackdown against drug dealers with two major seizures of illegal drugs and prescription medicines last Monday.

They recovered cocaine and prescription drugs with an estimated street value in excess of €90,000 as well as quantities of cash during the search of two houses in the town.

They were assisted in the operation by a specially trained sniffer dog from the Customs and Excise service.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

'This is part of the on-going fight against drugs which involves the detection and prosecution of people involved in drug dealing and criminal activity in the Dundalk,' said a garda spokesperson.

'We are targeting drug dealers as well as stopping and searching people on the streets for the possession of illegal drugs and will continue to do so.'

Meanwhile, Gardai are investigating a disturbance between Cork and Dundalk supporters which broke out ahead of last Friday night's crucial game at Oriel Park.

They were called to Kennedy's pub on the Carrick Road at 7pm. Footage circulated on social media showed chairs being thrown and glasses broken.

Gardai also made an arrest after finding a drunken person with a screwdriver at Barrack Street on Thursday.

A 33 year old man from Newry was arrested after being found cycling erratically on the southbound carriageway of M1 motorway at Haynestown on Saturday morning at 9am.

He fell of his bike when stopped by gardai and has been charged in relation to the incident.

Gardai are investigating the theft of a black iPhone from a caravan parked at North Pier, Carlingford on Saturday between 4pm and 8pm.

And a Samsung Galaxy JG phone was stolen during a break-in to a house at Jenkingstown on Sunday between 12pm and 1.30pm.

The Argus