Sunday, April 11, 2021


Gardaí have arrested two people following the seizure of €130,000 in suspected cannabis herb and cocaine, and €17,600 in cash, after searches in Mayo yesterday (Saturday).

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Mayo region, Gardaí from the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search at approximately 4.50pm near the Cross area in South Mayo.

This search resulted in a seizure of cocaine estimated to be worth €89,000 and cannabis herb worth €16,000.

A follow-up search in the Kilmaine area led to the discovery of cocaine valued at €25,000, along with €17,600 in cash. A number of mobile phones and other drug paraphernalia were also seized from the location.

The drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.

A man and a woman, both aged in their 20s, were arrested under suspicion of the sale and supply of illegal drugs. They were both taken to Castlebar Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

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