Man arrested after €100,000 drugs and firearm seizure in Limerick suburb

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A SUBSTANTIAL drugs seizure was made in Limerick yesterday (December 18).

Gardaí seized over €100,000 worth of drugs, along with a firearm, and a number of rounds of ammunition during a planned search of a house and lands in the Ballysimon area.

The drugs, suspected to be cannabis herb, along with a sub-machine gun and rounds of ammunition, were seized by Gardaí as part of the search.

A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the find, and is currently detained at a Garda Station in Limerick under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. He can be held for up to seven days.

The drugs are due to be analysed by Forensic Science Ireland.

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This seizure and arrests were made as part of Operation Tara, an  national anti-drugs strategy launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in July 2021.

The focus of the nationwide operation is to disrupt, dismantle, and prosecute drug trafficking networks involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, and local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

Gardaí say investigations into Monday’s seizure are ongoing.