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Man Arrested In Connection With Drug Seizure In Athy

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Over €19,000 in cash was seized

Gardaí have charged a man in connection with a drugs seizure in Athy.

Gardaí conducted a planned search of a residence in the town on Monday, as part of Operation Tara.

In the course of the search cash totalling over €19k was seized along with a quantity of cocaine (analysis pending).

A weighing scales and packaging equipment was also found on the property.

A male in his 30s was later arrested in connection with the investigation and detained at a Garda Station in County Kildare under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The drugs seized will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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