Man arrested and drugs seized in Shannon

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As part of ongoing investigations targeting Organised Crime Groups operating in the Western Region, a Joint Intelligence-led operation was conducted by the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Revenue Commissioners Customs Service and the Clare Garda Drugs Unit.

The operation resulted in the search of a house in the Shannon area pursuant to a warrant issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act. During the course of this search operation, a package which contained approximately 1098 Grams of Herbal Cannabis with an estimated value of €21,960 was seized by Customs Officers.

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Gardaí arrested a 24 year old man at the scene and he is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice ( Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Shannon Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing