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17 Aug 2022

Man arrested after Garda Drugs Unit makes sizeable seizure in Midlands town

Man arrested after gardai make major drug seizure in Offaly

Man arrested after gardai make major drug seizure in Offaly

One man has been arrested after Gardai made a drug seizure in Offaly yesterday evening.

Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of illegal drugs in Birr, carried out a search of a house yesterday evening in Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly on the 23rd August, 2020.

A search under Section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977/86 was conducted by members of the Laois/Offaly Drugs Unit following a surveillance operation.

Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €4,340 and suspected MDMA with an estimated value of €45,360 were discovered and seized during the search. All drugs seized are subject to analysis.

A man, aged in 20s, was arrested for offences contrary to Section 15 of the Misuse Drugs Act, 1977/86 at the scene and he is currently detained at Birr Garda station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, 1996.

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