Ireland National Police Service

01/23/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/23/2023 03:21

Operation Tara - €195,000 Suspected Cocaine Seized, One Man Arrested, Bray, County Wicklow, Sunday 22nd January 2023

Issue Date: 23rd January 2023

Gardaí seized approximately €195,000 of suspected cocaine and a quantity of suspected cannabis during the course of a search operation conducted as part of Operation Tara on Sunday 22nd January 2023 in County Wicklow.

As a result of ongoing investigations into the sale and supply of drugs in the Dun Laoghaire, Shankill and Bray areas, Gardaí from the Dublin Metropolitan Region East Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search under warrant at a residence in the Old Connaught Avenue area of Bray at approximately 4:40pm.

During the course of this search, approximately €195,000 of suspected cocaine and approximately €4,400 of suspected cannabis was seized by Gardaí.

The seized drugs will now be brought to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and taken to Shankill Garda Station where he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.