October 29, 2020

€25,000 of dodgy medication seized during Garda raid on house

Some €25,000 worth of prescription drugs were discovered during a raid on a house in Carrickbeg on the Waterford-Tipperary border yesterday afternoon.

A woman in her 30s was arrested at the scene after a large batch of alprazolam pills, labelled Ksalol –  a type of sedative similar to Xanex, was discovered in the houses.

Gardaí from the Clonmel District Drugs Unit and Tipperary Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a house in the Carrickbeg area of Carrick-on-Suir shortly after 3pm yesterday.

During the search, Garda seized suspected alprazolam pills that were in blister packs branded ‘Ksalol’. These tablets have an estimated street value of approximately €25,000. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

The woman detained at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

She has since been released. A file on the matter will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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