€130,000 drug seizure in Athlone

Gardaí from Athlone have arrested a man following the seizure of drugs worth €130k in Athlone on Monday, September 11th last. The man was due in court on Wednesday.

Shortly before 11 am, Gardaí searched a car in the Ballymore area and recovered quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis with a combined value of €130k (analysis pending). A sum of cash was also recovered.

The occupant of the car, a male aged in his 20s, was arrested, and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at a Garda Station in Westmeath.

The drugs will now be sent to FSI for further analysis. The search was conducted by members of the Athlone Detective Unit, Westmeath Divisional Drug Unit and the Westmeath Roads Policing Unit. Investigations are ongoing.