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Gardaí arrest 16 in coordinated Limerick drugs stings

16 are arrested following a number of searches in the Limerick area; 13 are charged, while the other three remain in custody.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 16 people following a series of coordinated raids in Limerick city today.

The raids, which came as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking and which were assisted by the Garda National Drugs Unit, saw a number of premises raided with the arrests of 16 people, twelve of whom were male.

13 of the arrested individuals have been charged and have appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court; the remaining three people remain in Garda custody.

Superintendent Frank O’Brien, who led the investigation, said Gardaí were “committed to tackling the supply of drugs at all levels”, in keeping with the force’s commitment to the National Drugs Strategy.

“The Garda National Drug Unit works together with local Garda Drug Units to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to protecting our communities, individuals and their families from the harm and pain caused by drug use.

“By working with other agencies and utilising innovative approaches we will continue to play our part in maintaining a safe community for everyone.”

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