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€12,000 worth of cocaine seized in Ardee

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Apartments on the Ashwalk in Ardee. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Gardai in Ardee have seized a quantity of cocaine believed to be worth in the region of €12,000 at a property at Ashwalk in the town this morning – with one man in his 20s arrested at the scene.

LMFM reported today that a number of searches were carried out in the town. The detainee is currently being held at Dundalk Garda Station.

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A Garda spokesperson told ThisIsArdee.ie this afternoon, “This search was conducted at around 8am, as part on an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the Louth area.”

The substance recovered is believed to be cocaine, but is subject to analysis. The spokesperson described the haul as “not insubstantial.”

UPDATE: This story was updated at 2.39pm. 

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