Arrests follow Gorey drugs seizure

By Dan Walsh

Gardaí in Gorey seized €215,000 worth of drugs and arrested two men and one woman during a search operation which was conducted on Wednesday as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Gorey area and several properties were searched.

In one search, Gardaí seized approximately 5kg of suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of €100,000. A quantity of suspected cocaine was also seized with an estimated street value of €40,000.

GOREY GARDA STATION

One man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Gorey Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

In a second search, Gardaí seized cocaine and cannabis and cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €75,000. One man and one woman, both aged in their 20s, were arrested at the scene and taken to Enniscorthy Garda station where they were both detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Both men have been charged and appeared at a special sitting of Wexford District Court on Friday night.

The woman has since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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