Five arrested in massive drugs seizure in the west

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Five people were arrested as the result of a massive series of drugs seizures in the west of Ireland yesterday.

Shortly after 2pm on Friday, Gardaí stopped a vehicle on the Corbally Road in Co. Clare.

During a search of the vehicle, Gardaí located approximately €10,000 worth of suspected cocaine.

The occupants of the vehicle, three men aged in their 20s and 40s, were arrested at the scene and taken to Henry Street Garda Station.

Two of these men have since been released from custody pending files to the DPP.

A number of follow-up drugs searches were conducted in Limerick yesterday evening.

During the course of these searches, approximately €406,000 of Cocaine, €140,000 worth of Heroin, €45,000 of Amphetamine, €42,852 of Diazapam Tablets and a large sum of cash was seized by Gardaí.

Two other people were arrested over the course of the evening, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 30s.

They are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, in Henry Street Garda Station.