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Drug seizure in Lisdoonvarna

GARDAÍ arrested three men following the seizure of €27,000 worth of suspected cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis herb and cash in North Clare on Wednesday.

Shortly before 3pm on Wednesday afternoon detectives and uniformed Gardaí from Ennistymon and Kilrush conducted a search under warrant at a house in the Lisdoonvarna area.

During the course of this search in excess of €10,000 worth of suspected cocaine, more than €10,000 of suspected amphetamine, a quantity of cannabis and €7,000 in cash was seized.

Three men in their 40s were arrested at the scene and are currently detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, 1996 at Ennis and Shannon Garda Stations.

This seizure forms part of Operation Tara an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched in July. Its focus is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

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