Gardaí seized approximately €36,000 of suspected cocaine and €800 in cash and arrested one man during searches in County Galway, on the evening of Friday, 18th December, 2020.
At approximately 6:45pm, Gardaí from the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a vehicle in the Oranmore Village area.
During the course of this search, approximately €8,000 of suspected cocaine and €800 in cash was seized by Gardaí.
€28,000 of suspected cocaine was later seized by Gardaí in a related follow up search in the area. All drugs seized are subject to analysis.
A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with this seizure and detained at the North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
He has since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Investigations are ongoing.