Gardaí in Sligo arrest teenager in connection with drugs' seizure worth €196,000 1 year ago

Gardaí in Sligo arrest teenager in connection with drugs' seizure worth €196,000

A man, aged in his late teens, has been arrested.

Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of drugs in the Sligo area say they have seized drugs worth more than €196,000 during a search of waste ground today in Cranmore, Sligo.

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The Gardaí were assisted by the Garda Dog Unit.

Cocaine with a value of €177,800, cannabis worth €13,240 and ecstasy with a value of €5,070 were discovered and seized along with a quantity of ammunition.

Gardaí say that a man, aged in his late teens, has been arrested in relation to this investigation and is currently detained at Sligo Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

In a separate incident in County Cork, Gardaí say they have charged a man and seized approximately €35,000 worth of cocaine following the search of a property in the Ballincollig.

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

The man has since been charged in relation to this investigation and is due to appear before Cork District Court on Sunday at 5pm.