January 21, 2021

Two arrested after €23,000 of controlled drugs found in car in Waterford city

Two men were arrested in Waterford after gardai seized €23,000 of prescription drugs during a search of a vehicle in the city.

Gardai were conducting patrols in St John’s Park when they stopped and searched the vehicle at around 11.40pm last night.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “A quantity of alprazolam tablets were seized with an estimated street value of €23,000 (subject to analysis). Two men (late-30s and youth) were arrested and are currently detained at Waterford Garda station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.”

Gardai added investigations “are ongoing”.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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