Two Arrested After Cocaine Worth £70K Seized In Westmeath

Two people have been arrested after cocaine worth £700,000 was seized in County Westmeath.

Gardaí believe their investigation has disrupted one of the most significant drug operations in the western region.

It was the latest in three seizures of large quantities of the illicit substance by the Athlone-based Garda Drugs Unit in the last year.

Officers searched a house in Kilnamanagh at around 7am on Thursday 14 February where the drugs were found.

A man and a woman, both in their 20's, were arrested and taken to Athlone station.


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