€50,000 in drugs and cash seized in Limerick city

Thursday, March 4
CRIME


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Gardaí have seized €40,000 worth of drugs and €10,000 in cash following a search operation that was carried out in the St. Mary’s Park area of Limerick City today, Thursday 4th March 2021.

During the course of the search cocaine, diamorphine, cannabis and prescription tablets with an estimated street value of €40,000 along with €10,000 in cash was seized. All drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for a technical examination.

Two adult males (20s, late teens) and a juvenile were arrested during this operation. Both adult males are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Henry Street Garda station. The juvenile has been released pending referral to the Juvenile Diversion Programme.

Sinn Féin TD for Limerick, Maurice Quinlivan, has welcomed news of significant drug seizures and arrests in St. Mary’s Park today.

"Families in this estate have been living with the presence of open 24-hour drug dealing for a long time. One house has been acting like a drug supermarket for months now.

"I am delighted to see such decisive action being taken by the Gardaí and I commend them on this highly successful operation."

 

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