A FILE is to be prepared for the Director of Prosecutions following the seizure of a significant quantity of heroin on the southside of the city,
A man, aged 36, and a woman, aged 29, were arrested at around 9.30pm on Monday after gardai attached to the divisional drugs unit seized heroin with a street value of around €80,000.
Some of the drugs were seized when a car was stopped and searched in the Rathbane area while a further quantity of heroin was recovered when a property at St Patrick’s Road was searched a short time later during an follow-up operation.
Investigating gardai suspect the drugs were being transported and stored at the behest of criminal elements who are primarily based on the northside of the city.
A garda spokesman said the seizure and arrests were part of ongoing intelligence-led operations targeting the sale and distribution of heroin and other illicit drugs in the city.
The man and woman, who have separate addresses on the southside of the city, were taken to Roxboro Road garda station for questioning following their arrest on Monday night.
Both were subsequently released without charge pending directions from the DPP.
Meanwhile, the drugs seized have been sent for forensic analysis at Garda Headquarters.
While there have been a number of significant drugs seizures in Limerick this year, Monday’s seizure was the single biggest seizure of heroin in the city.