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07 Jul 2022

BREAKING: Man charged in relation to Limerick drugs seizure; further €780k of suspected cocaine seized

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A MAN has been charged following the seizure of drugs in Limerick and Clare yesterday.

The man, aged in his 40s, was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. He is due to appear before a special sitting of Limerick District Court this Saturday evening.

Gardai conducted searches under Operation Coronation, in conjunction with Operation Tara, in Clare and Limerick on Friday. A total of €643,000 worth of drugs was seized and five people were arrested.

In a follow up search today, Saturday, cocaine was seized with an estimated street value of €779,450 (subject to analysis). 

Two persons continue to be detained in garda custody under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Henry Street garda station.  Today's seizure brings the total value of drugs seized over the past two days to €1.4m.

Investigations are ongoing.

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