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Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches

Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized.

The drugs seized.
The drugs seized.

THREE MEN HAVE been arrested after gardaí carried out 29 different searches of premises in Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. 

Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized following searches carried out last night.

Gardaí from the Limerick divisional drugs unit, assisted by local units and the Garda dog unit, executed search warrants at a total of 29 premises in Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.

During the operation, three arrests were made, nine detections for possession of drugs and approximately €7,000 of cocaine and €6,500 cannabis herb  was seized. 

The three men who were arrested are currently detained at Henry Street and Bruff Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

A garda spokesman said: “The focus of today’s operation was intelligence gathering and involved up to 100 members of An Garda Siochana. Assistance was also given by officers from Revenue Customs.”

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