Seven arrested after suspected cocaine and cash seized by gardaí

Joint operation by force in Wexford netted €35,000 worth of drugs and €15,000 cash

The seven people arrested are being held in Garda stations across Wexford and Wicklow. File photograph: The Irish Times

The seven people arrested are being held in Garda stations across Wexford and Wicklow. File photograph: The Irish Times

 

Five men and two women were arrested on Saturday after suspected cocaine and cash were seized during several searches in north Wexford.

At about 2am a van was stopped and searched by gardaí. Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €17,500 was discovered. A short distance away a second package containing approximately €17,500 worth of cocaine was seized after investigating officers pursued a second vehicle.

Several follow-up searches then took place throughout the day in Enniscorthy and Gorey. During these searches approximately €15,000 in cash was confiscated.

The seven people arrested were all released by Sunday afternoon, according to gardaí, and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Uniformed gardaí attached to the Wexford Division were assisted by members from the Regional Support Unit, District Detective Unit and Cork Division Dog Unit during the operation.