Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury

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GARDAÍ have arrested a woman and seized €72,000 in cash in Westbury, Co. Clare on August 16, 2020.

Shortly after 7pm Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Armed Response Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in the Westbury area of Co. Clare. The search operation took place as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs.

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During the course of the search Gardaí seized approximately €72,000 in cash. A woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station.

She was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 and has since been released. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.