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Man charged following a major drugs seizure in Ballinasloe

Apr 16, 2021 07:04 By Shannonside News
Man charged following a major drugs seizure in Ballinasloe Man charged following a major drugs seizure in Ballinasloe
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The man is due in court later this month after the discovery of the cocaine and cannabis herb

A man has been charged following the seizure of drugs worth €90,000 in Ballinasloe.

Cocaine and Cannabis herb were discovered following  a search in Poolboy Bog, Ballinasloe shortly before 3:45pm on Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing surveillance operation.

During the course of the search, Gardaí seized approximately €70,000 worth of cocaine and €20,000 worth of cannabis along with other drug paraphernalia.

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A male in his 20s was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballinasloe Garda station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Ballinasloe District Court on the 22nd April 2021.

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