Gardai arrest woman and man after cash and suspected drugs seized by armed gardai at Limerick home

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GARDAÍ targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Limerick have arrested a woman in her 60s as part of investigations into a seizure of almost €17,500 in cash at a house in the city.

The woman was arrested yesterday when armed gardai swooped on a property, located in St Mary’s Park.

During the planned operation gardai also arrested a man in his 40s in connection with the discovery of a small quantity of suspected drugs.

“At around 8pm Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Armed Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in the Saint Marys Park area. During the course of the search Gardaí seized almost €17,500 in cash,” said a Garda spokesman.

“A woman, aged in her 60s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where she is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.”

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“A man, aged in his 40s, was also arrested at the house following the seizure of small quantities of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb,” the spokesman said.

“A weighing scales and a number of zip lock bags were also seized. The man is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.”