SEARCH: Athlone Gardai Seize up to €700k in Cocaine

Gardai from the Crime and Drugs unit based in Athlone have seized cocaine following a planned search yesterday morning (14/02/2019).

At approximately 7am a planned search was conducted at a house in Kilnamanagh, Clonown, Athlone by Gardai from Athlone assisted by the Regional Armed Support Unit. During the search cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €700,000 (pending analysist) was seized.

A male and a female in their 20s were arrested and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996 at Athlone Garda Station.

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

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Written by Jasmine Woolley