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Eight people due in court after operation involving 50 gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford

The arrests were made as part of an operation targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

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Updated Jun 20th 2018, 3:48 PM

EIGHT PEOPLE ARE due in court this afternoon after gardaí seized cannabis, cocaine, heroin and three cars in Longford this morning.

An operation involving more than 50 gardai, including the Armed Support Unit, carried out a number of searches in the Longford area targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

During the operation, seven men and two female suspects, aged between 18 and 55, were arrested.

One woman has since been released without charge.

Gardaí have now stated that seven men and one woman will appear before a special sitting of Longford District Court at 4:30pm today charged in relation to this incident.

Officers seized cannabis, cocaine and heroin (subject to analysis), along with three cars during the operation.

Superintendent James Delaney said, “The operation has caused significant disruption to those who are engaged in this type of activity,” he said.

“It is strong evidence of the continued commitment of An Garda Síochána to enhancing the quality of life in our communities by removing and disrupting this kind of activity from our streets and towns.”

Additional reporting by Cliódhna Russell

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