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Monday 14 October 2019

€130k of cocaine, ecstasy seized as gardai raid home

Some of the seized drugs
Some of the seized drugs

Gardai have seized more than €100,000 worth of various drugs after raiding a Kildare home linked to a suspected drugs network.

Detectives carried out a search of a house in the Easton area of Leixlip, Co Kildare, at the weekend.

Officers executed a warrant at the property on Saturday and discovered around €130,000 of drugs.

The drugs seized included cocaine and ecstasy.

A statement from the garda press office said the haul would now be sent for analysis.

No arrests were made during this phase of the operation but investigations are ongoing.

Sale

Gardai said the operation was part of a continuing investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Leixlip area.

The investigations are being led by the local detective unit, which is based at Leixlip Garda Station.

The drugs bust is the latest to be carried out by gardai in Kildare.

In a separate operation in May, a foreign national in his 40s was arrested after a suspected growhouse was uncovered in Newbridge.

As part of a garda probe, a property in the Rosconnell area of the town was searched.

During the operation, a quantity of cannabis was seized at different stages of growth, with an estimated value of more than €60,000.

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