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23/07/2021

Drugs and cash seized following hour-long pursuit in Clare

Drugs and cash seized following hour-long pursuit in Clare

A  MAN has been arrested and charged following a significant seizure of drugs and cash in County Clare.

The seizure was made on Sunday afternoon after gardai stopped a car following a pursuit which lasted for around an hour. 

“At 3pm, gardaí from the Clare divisional Roads Policing Unit were carrying out a speed check on the N18 at Bunratty when they detected a car travelling 150km/h in 100km/h zone. The car refused to stop for gardaí but following a managed pursuit by Clare RPU and members from Shannon garda station for approximately one hour, the driver stopped the car” said a garda spokesperson.

According to gardai, a package which was allegedly thrown from the car in the Quin area was subsequently recovered.

It contained suspected cocaine and other controlled drugs, including tablets. The suspected drugs, which have a street value of around €1,000, will now be sent for analysis.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Shannon garda station while the sole passenger, also a man in his 20s, was brought to the garda station for the purpose of a search.

“Following a search at the garda station, €750 in cash was seized. The driver was charged in relation to road traffic offences and will appear before the courts at a later date,” said a garda spokesperson. 

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