Seven people have been arrested after Gardaí seized a quantity of suspected cocaine and cash during searches in North Wexford that began in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Gardaí intercepted a van and conducted a search of a vehicle at around 2 am. Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €17,500 was seized. A short distance away, a second package containing approximately €17,500 worth of cocaine was seized after Gardaí pursued a second vehicle.
Follow-up searches were conducted under warrant throughout the day in Enniscorthy and Gorey. During these searches, approximately €15,000 in cash was seized.
The seven people (five men and two women) arrested are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 in Garda Stations across Wexford and Wicklow.
Uniformed Gardaí attached to the Wexford Division were assisted by members from the Regional Support Unit, District Detective Unit and Cork Division Dog Unit during the operation. Investigations are ongoing.