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Operation Tara - Approximately €70,000 Cocaine and Over €4,000 Cash Seized, One Man Arrested, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Thursday 29th June 2023

Issue Date: 30th June 2023

Gardaí seized approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine and over €4,000 in cash during the course of a search in County Mayo on Thursday 29th June, 2023 conducted as part of Operation Tara. 

The search, which was conducted by the Divisional Drug Unit, occurred at a residence in Ballinrobe and was targeting criminality and drug dealing in the South Mayo area.  

Approximately €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine and €4,200 cash was seized in addition to evidence of suspected drug dealing.  

A man in his early 50s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at a Garda station in Mayo under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.  

The seized drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.  

Investigations are ongoing.