Kery Gardai make seizures of cannabis and cocaine

Gardai in the county have seized 84 thousand euro worth of cannabis and cocaine in the past 24 hours. 80 thousand illegal cigarettes with a value of over 50 thousand euro were also confiscated. In a planned raid yesterday the Kerry Drugs Unit searched a house in Ballymacelligot just outside Tralee. They uncovered 9 kilos of cannabis worth 63 thousand euro, 7 ounces of cocaine valued at 14 thousand euro and 80 thousand illegal cigarettes. A male and a female were arrested at the scene and are currently being held at Tralee Garda Station under the drugs trafficking act. Meanwhile in an unconnected incident Gardai in the Listowel area stopped a car in the town shortly after 9 o’clock last night. They seized 7 thousand euro worth of cannabis resin. 3 men were arrested and questioned but have since been released and a file is to go to the DPP. Gardai say the seizures are a very important step in Kerry`s fight against drugs.