The drugs and cash were seized at a house in Shanagolden
Gardaí have arrested a man following the seizure of a significant quantity of drugs and cash at a house in West Limerick.
The search – at Main Street, Shanagolden – was part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the West Limerick and North Kerry areas.
Gardaí from the recently-established Newcastle West District Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at the house at around 3pm on Wednesday.
“During the course of the search gardaí seized €4,900 of suspected cocaine, €7,000 cash and €520 of suspected counterfeit cash. A car and a false driving licence was also seized during the search,” said a garda spokesperson
A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Newcastle West garda station where he was questioned about the seizure.
He has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A follow up search was later conducted at a house in the Abbeyfeale area which resulted in the seizure of a car and €700 of suspected cocaine.
No arrest was made following that search but gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.
All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.