Probe ongoing into major drugs find in Limerick 

Donal O'Regan

Reporter:

Donal O'Regan

Probe ongoing into major drugs find in Limerick 

It is understood that the gang associate and liaise with criminal elements in Limerick city

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing following a significant drugs and firearms seizure in east Limerick.

It is understood that the gang associate and liaise with criminal elements in the city.

“As part of Operation Thor, local gardaí targeting organised criminal activity in the Limerick area have seized cannabis herb, cocaine, benzodiazepines and alprazolam [prescription tablets] with a combined estimated value of €126,000, pending analysis,” said a spokesperson for the garda press office.

Two firearms, ammunition and a firearm component were also recovered at Brook’s Bridge near Pallasgreen.

Over 20 gardai were involved in the searches last week as part of the operation led by Inspector Luke Conlon, acting superintendent of Bruff garda station, with the assistance of Detective Inspector Eamon O’Neill; Detective Inspector Brian Sugrue; the divisional drugs unit and gardai from Bruff and Henry Street garda stations.

It is part of an intelligence led operation which has been underway for some time.

The exact value of the drugs will not be known until they are technically examined at Garda Headquarters.  

While gardai are following a number of definite lines of enquiry, no arrests have been made to date.