Woman arrested in connection with €300,000 drugs seizure

Third suspect detained after cocaine, heroin and six guns found at house in Mullingar

A woman in her 40s is the third person to be arrested in relation to the seizure of more than €300,000 worth of cocaine and heroin and six handguns in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Officers investigating the sale and supply of drugs made the discovery when they searched a house in the town following what a Garda spokesman said was a “lengthy surveillance operation”.

Two men, aged in their late 20s and early 30s, were arrested at the scene on Monday night where some €245,000 of cocaine and €56,000 of heroin was seized.

The woman was arrested during a follow-up search operation in Carberry, Co Kildare on Wednesday. She is being detained at Mullingar Garda station under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. The two men are being detained at the Garda station also.

Gardaí said their investigations were ongoing.

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns is a reporter for The Irish Times