€102,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis seized by Gardaí in Co Mayo

Wednesday, January 13

Gardaí have seized more than €102,000 worth of suspected cocaine, and cannabis herb following the search of two properties in Ballina town yesterday evening.

As part of an intelligence led operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit carried out searches of two premises in Ballina shortly before 5pm on Tuesday evening.
During the course of the search of a derelict property in Ballina, Gardaí seized suspected cocaine valued at €70,000 and suspected cannabis herb valued at €20,000.
During the second search, which was at a house, Gardaí seized suspected cocaine with a value of €9,500 and cannabis valued at €2,700.
All drugs seized will be sent for analysis to Forensic Science Ireland.
Various other items consistent with the sale and supply of drugs were also seized including a vacuum packer and weighing scales.