Court grants further detention of men arrested in Limerick heroin seizure

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gardai greyAndrew Carey

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TWO men arrested in connection with a €50,000 heroin seizure in St Mary’s Park on the northside of the city, have had their periods of detention extended by a Judge at Limerick District Court.

The two brothers are to be further detained by gardai for questioning under the provisions of the drug trafficking legislation after the drugs were found at a house on Tuesday night last.

In an application made this Thursday evening before Limerick District Court by State solicitor Michael Murray, the court was told that the two men, aged 40 and 43 were arrested following an operation carried out by a large number of gardai.

In his evidence, Chief Superintendent said that the men were arrested by Detective Garda Noel Nash and Detective Garda David McGrath on Tuesday night and brought to Henry Street Garda Station for questioning.

Their periods of detention were extended by Superintendent Derek Smart and later by Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan.

Limerick’s most senior garda told the court that further periods of detention were now required to advance the investigation which was being carried out “diligently and expeditiously”.

Judge Marian O’Leary granted the application and ordered that the two men could be lawfully detained until this Sunday night at 7:44pm before the are to be released or charged with an offence.