Further searches were conducted and an additional six people have been arrested in relation to Operation Coronation, which was conducted by Gardai in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
Gardai have revealed that last Wednesday evening, further searches resulted in the recovery of €40,000 cash along with evidence relating to the sale and supply of controlled drugs. Eleven bank accounts were frozen containing in excess of €200,000. Three high-value cars were also seized along with evidence of the accumulation of wealth from suspected drug trafficking. A fourth car was seized for having no valid insurance.
A further six people were arrested during the course of the evening.
On Saturday morning a search was also conducted on waste ground in Prospect, Co. Limerick. Two firearms and an extendable taser baton were seized during the course of this search, all of which were concealed in plastic wrapping.
Update on arrests:
Nine people were charged in relation to the sale and supply of controlled drugs and have all appeared before court.
One person arrested for possession of crack cocaine and heroin has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Three people arrested on penal/bench warrants have also appeared before court.
Five people arrested for money laundering offences have been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.
One person arrested for drug trafficking offences has since been charged and has appeared before court.
One person arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.