€140,000 of suspected heroin seized in Galway 1 month ago

€140,000 of suspected heroin seized in Galway

The seizure took place on Friday.

Approximately €140,000 worth of suspected heroin has been seized in Galway.

On Friday 3 January at approximately 11.25pm, Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drug Unit conducted a search of a car in Loughrea which resulted in the seizure of suspected heroin (pending analysis) with an estimated value of approximately €140,000.

A 41-year-old male was arrested at the scene and was detained at Galway Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He has since been released without charge, and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Investigations are ongoing.

An image of the suspected drugs seized can be seen here: