Man arrested after drugs, cash and cars seized in Roscommon

Michael Bolton

A man has been arrested after gardaí seized cocaine, cash, cars, ammunition and a number of other items following searches at a premises in Roscommon.

Approximately €30,000 of suspected cocaine, €10,000 in cash and an Audi S4 and a Volkswagen Golf GTI were seized during these searches.

Approximately six kilos of benzocaine (a suspected mixing agent for cocaine) was also seized in addition to a compressor for packaging and a small amount of 9mm ammunition.

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene, and he is currently being detained at a Garda Station in County Roscommon under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The seized drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.