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An Garda Síochána
Bray

Man arrested and €130,000 in cocaine seized in Co Wicklow

A bag containing 1.8 kilos of cocaine was found under a parked car.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in Co Wicklow after a short chase, and seized €130,000 worth of drugs.

The arrest took place as part of an ongoing operation by gardaí into the sale and supply of controlled substances. Gardaí from Bray and Bray District Drugs Unit observed a man acting suspiciously on the Bray Main Street, Killarney Road area of Bray yesterday.

When approached by gardaí, the man – aged in his 20s – fled on foot.

Following a brief pursuit, a man was arrested and a bag was also located from under a parked car. Further examination of the plastic bag found it contained approximately 1.8 kilos of cocaine (pending analysis) with an estimated street value of €130,000.

The man was arrested under Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and was conveyed to Bray Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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