Man arrested after €18,000 cocaine seizure in Galway City

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One man has been arrested following the seizure of €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine at a house in Galway City yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a house in the Headford Road area of the city at approximately 1pm on Thursday.

During the course of the search Gardaí located a number of bags believed to contain approximately €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine.

Galway suspected cocaine seizure. photo: An Garda Síochána

These items were seized and one man in his mid-20s was arrested at the scene.

He was detained at the North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, and was released without charge later that evening.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. A Garda spokesperson said that investigations are ongoing.