Thirteen arrested during two-day Garda operation in Clare

Checkpoints carried out in east Clare to intercept travelling criminal groups

The Clare operation was conducted by gardaí from  the local division assisted by a team of 24 trainee gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore

The Clare operation was conducted by gardaí from the local division assisted by a team of 24 trainee gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore

 

Thirteen people have been arrested and drugs with a street value in excess of €32,000 seized during a two-day Garda operation in Clare.

Five planned searches were carried out at locations in Ennis and Shannon under the Misuse of Drugs Acts. The drugs seized included cocaine, herbal cannabis and cannabis resin.

A man in his 30s was arrested when cocaine and cannabis were seized during a search of a house in Ennis. He was later released without charge, and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Six people were arrested under warrant in respect of outstanding penal and bench warrants. A further six arrests were made under the Public Order Act following an incident in Ennis.

Cordon checkpoints were carried out by gardaí and Revenue Customs Service in the east Clare area aimed at intercepting and disrupting travelling criminal groups.

The operation was conducted by Garda units in the Clare division assisted by a team of 24 trainee gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore.