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Man arrested after €45k worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine seized in Co Kerry

The drugs were seized during a search of an apartment on Upper Castle Street in Tralee.

An image of the suspected drugs seized by gardaí
An image of the suspected drugs seized by gardaí
Image: Garda Press Office

A MAN HAS been arrested following the seizure of €45,000 worth of suspected xanax tablets and cocaine in Co Kerry. 

At around 11.30pm yesterday, gardaí executed a search warrant at an apartment on Upper Castle Street in Tralee. 

During the search, gardaí seized eight bottles containing suspected xanax tablets with an estimated street value of €8,000. 

As gardaí continued the search they found €37,200 worth of suspected cocaine that had been split into 19 bags. 

Gardaí also seized a number of mobile phones and a weighing scales. 

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis. 

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A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Tralee Garda Station. He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

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