February 29, 2024

Caught red-handed: Man (53) found with €60,000 worth of cocaine on Kilkenny border

A man had nowhere to hide after being found in possession of €60,000 worth of cocaine close to the Kilkenny border after being spotted acting suspiciously.

Gardai arrested a 53-year-old man at an outdoor location between Mullinahone and Ballingarry, just a couple of kilometres from the Kilkenny border yesterday afternoon when he was found in possession of a large quantity of the drug.

Gardai from the Clonmel District Drugs Unit discovered the cocaine, which an effort was made to conceal, in an open area close to Mullinahone village.

A follow-up search was carried out at a house in Drangan village in county Tipperary and gardaí seized a weighing scales, a vacuum packing machine, bags and other paraphernalia.

The man arrested at the scene in Mullinahone continues to be questioned at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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