Two men arrested in connection with €100,000 cannabis seizure in Galway

Vehicle searched by Gardaí in Rahoon area and men in their 20s detained

Two men have been arrested by gardaí in connection with a seizure of €100,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Galway city on Friday.

Gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle in the Rahoon area of Galway city on Friday and cannabis worth €40,000 was located in the vehicle.

Officers then conducted a follow-up search at a house in the city and discovered a further €60,000 worth of suspected cannabis, which is pending analysis.

Two men aged in their 20s were arrested in connection with the seizures.


Both were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at the Garda north western regional headquarters in Galway.

One man has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The second man has been charged and is due to appear before Galway District Court on Saturday at 2pm.

Assistance was provided by the Galway Divisional Drugs unit during the course of this operation, which was part of Operation Tara, gardaí’s national anti-drugs strategy.