Two arrested following seizures of cocaine, MDMA and cannabis in Mayo

Two arrested following seizures of cocaine, MDMA and cannabis in Mayo

Searches of houses were carried out in Westport over the weekend.


A man and a woman have been arrested following a search operation carried out by Gardaí in Mayo this weekend.


Gardaí from the Mayo Drugs Unit, supported by members of the Community Engagement Team from Westport Garda Station, carried out two intelligence-led searches of houses in the Westport area on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November.


In the first search, Gardaí recovered cocaine with an estimated value of €42,000 - pending analysis - along with mixing agent and a small quantity of MDMA with an estimated value of €100.


In a second search, cocaine with an estimated street value of €2,000 - pending analysis - along with herbal cannabis to the value of €2,500 and mixing agent were recovered.


A male and a female aged 21 and 18, respectively, were subsequently arrested for suspected offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.


They were both detained at Westport Garda Station for questioning and have since been released without charge.


Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.


Investigations are ongoing.

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