Three people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a combined €31,000 in cash, cocaine, and cannabis in Salthill on Friday night.
While on patrol in Salthill village at 9.30pm, Gardaí stopped and searched a man, aged in his late teens, at a residential complex.
During the course of the search, Gardaí seized €250 of suspected cannabis herb concealed in his clothing.
While conducting inquiries into this seizure, Gardaí stopped and searched two more people, a man and woman both aged in their late teens.
The woman was found to be in possession of €26,000 in cash as well as a quantity of cannabis herb. The man was found to be in possession of a small quantity of cash and cannabis herb.
All three persons were arrested and taken to Galway Garda Station, where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
Following the arrests, Gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in Salthill.
During the course of the search, Gardaí seized suspected cannabis herb valued at €2,800, suspected cocaine valued at €1,300 and a small quantity of cash.
The combined value of drugs seized is €5,000. All drugs will now be sent for analysis and Garda investigations are ongoing.