July 17, 2024

Two men arrested after heroin found in car at Covid-19 checkpoint in county Kilkenny

Two men were arrested at a Covid-19 checkpoint in county Kilkenny following the discovery of more than 50 grammes of heroin which had been hidden in a car, thanks to the quick thinking of an off-duty Garda.

The gardai was driving on the M9 Motorway southbound in the direction of Waterford City at around 7.40pm yesterday evening when they noticed a car which roused their suspicion.

The off duty garda made gardai in Waterford aware of the car, which had two men in it, one aged 38 years and the other 42.

A Covid-19 checkpoint was in operation at the end point of the Motorway at the Grannagh exit in Ferrybank, and the car was stopped at the roundabout and a search took place.

During the search, gardai discovered two bags of heroin concealed in the car, both containing 28 grammes of the highly addictive drug.

The two men were arrested under section 15 Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/16 at 19.50 pm and brought to Waterford Garda Station.

The males are detained under section 2 of Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996 and remain in Garda Custody.

Gardai estimate the heroin seized has a street value of €7840.



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