Heroin, crack cocaine, and cash, seized during Garda raids in Limerick City

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GARDAÍ targeting drug dealers in Limerick recovered over €20,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine as well as over €1,000 cash in a planned search operation in the King’s Island area of the city this past Thursday (May 16).

Operation Feabhsaigh, which is being led under the direction of Superintendent Andrew Lacey, of Henry Street Garda Station, was initiated in September 2023 with two key priorities – enforcement and crime prevention.

The Garda operation, set in the King’s Island Historic Quarter of the city, aims to tackle illegal drug sales and open use of drugs as well as chronic anti-social behaviour.

A Garda spokesman said that the May 16 search operation “aimed at targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs in Limerick City, was coordinated by uniformed and detective members of An Garda Síochána with assistance from the Regional Armed Support Unit”.

Five search warrants were executed at properties in the King’s Island area.

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“During the course of the searches, heroin to the value of €10,500 and crack cocaine to the value of €10,150 was seized along with €1,300 cash,” a Garda spokesman said.

“All drugs seized are now subject to examination by Forensic Science Ireland.”

The Garda spokesman confirmed that no arrests were made and that the investigation was ongoing.

Gardaí are also tackling “aggressive begging” as well as crime in the St Mary’s Park area as part of the wide ranging Garda operation.