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Gardai seize €900k of cannabis in raids

GARDAI have seized cannabis worth over €900,000 in raids in Wexford and Galway over the weekend.

Nine people were arrested as part of the raids which were carried out in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and Tuam and Oughterard in Co Galway.



Plants

Officers in Wexford arrested two men and a woman in a house in Glenbrien, Enniscorthy, on Saturday afternoon. Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €164,000 was seized.

The three are being held at Enniscorthy Garda Station.

The operation was carried out by the Wexford Divisional Drug Unit and the Garda National Drug Unit along with local officers from Enniscorthy.

Meanwhile in Galway, gardai are continuing to question six Vietnamese people after seizing €750,000 worth of cannabis during a raid on three houses.

Members of the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit carried out searches at three houses in rural locations in Co Galway on Saturday afternoon.

They discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to three quarters of a million euro. The haul was found during an operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the west of the country.

It was part of an ongoing operation focusing on the west of Ireland and Galway.

The five males and one woman, who range in age from their 20s to their 50s, were arrested at the houses which were located at Turloughmore and Dunmore in Tuam and a third location in Oughterard.

Four of the men are being held at Millstreet in Galway city while a further man and one woman are being held in Loughrea garda station.

Meanwhile, police in the North have displayed drugs seized during a series of raids in the Luran area of Co Armagh.



Cocaine

The PSNI have seized £287,781 (€354,674) worth of drugs and made 198 arrests in a major clampdown on street-level dealing in recent days.

Officers conducted 1,142 searches across Northern Ireland and recovered cannabis, cocaine, former legal high mephedrone and prescription drugs.

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