Five people have been arrested in relation to the discovery of drugs worth €643,000.
The arrests were made yesterday (Friday May 27) following search operations by Gardai in counties Clare and Limerick.
The occupants of a car stopped on the Corbally Road in Co Clare were arrested yesterday afternoon after Gardai stopped the vehicle and discovered €10,000 worth of suspected cocaine.
The men - aged in their 20s and 40s - were arrested at the scene and taken to Henry Street Garda Station, where they were held under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Two have since been released from custody pending files to the DPP.
During the course of follow-up searches in Co Limerick, €406,000 of cocaine was seized by Gardai, as well as €140,000 of heroin, €45,000 of amphetamine, €42,852 of Diazapam tablets and a large sum of cash.
The exact values of the seized items are to be confirmed pending examination.
Two other people were arrested over the course of the evening, including a male in his 50s and a female in her 30s.
They are also detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, in Henry Street Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.
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