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€900,000 worth of cannabis herb seized during searches in Limerick city

Eight people aged between their 20s and 70s have been arrested, but one has since been released.

The cannabis herb seized today
The cannabis herb seized today

Updated May 29th 2021, 5:00 PM

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED €900,000 worth of cannabis herb during searches in Limerick today.

Eight people aged between their 20s and 70s have been arrested.

Gardaí searched several premises in Limerick city as part an operation targeting the sale, supply and distribution of illegal drugs.

Cannabis herb, pending analysis, worth €900,000 and approximately €45,000 in cash were discovered and seized.

One woman, 40s, and seven men aged from their 20s to 70s, were arrested.

They are all detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at various Limerick city Garda Stations.

One person (40s) has since been released in the early hours this morning and a file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The remaining seven are still in custody and continue to be questioned on the seizure

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Additional reporting by Tadgh McNally

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