Sun, 28 Feb 2021

CO MAYO, Ireland - A search of two properties in County Mayo on Tuesday have yielded a significant amount of cocaine and cannabis herb.

Gardai say they seized more than €102,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis herb following the search of the properties in Ballina town.

The searches took place on Tuesday night just before 5:00pm as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs.

Gardai attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit carried out the searches.

During the first search, that of a derelict property in Ballina, officers seized cocaine valued at €70,000 and cannabis herb valued at €20,000.

During the second search, which was at a house, garda seized cocaine with a value of €9,500 and cannabis valued at €2,700.

All drugs seized have been sent for analysis to Forensic Science Ireland.

Various other items consistent with the sale and supply of drugs were also seized including a vacuum packer and weighing scales.

No arrests have been made to date.

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