A significant haul of counterfeit clothing worth almost €45,000 and a quantity of drugs have been seized by local Gardai in Dundalk after two raids in the town that took place on Friday last (June 26). No arrests were made at either location.
The seizures were made after officers searched two separate properties in the town on Friday afternoon. Officers attached to the Dundalk Drugs Unit carried out a search at a premises shortly after 12pm on Friday where they seized a quantity of counterfeit clothing with an estimated retail value of €8,500. Officers also discovered a quantity of cocaine, worth approximately €2,100. The substance was seized, pending analysis.
A follow-up search of a separate location in the town was launched as a direct result of the first seizure. Officers seized counterfeit clothing with a retail value of approximately €36,000. The items seized included men and women’s clothing, shoes, runners, handbags, watches and sunglasses. Among the brands found in the counterfeit items were Nike and The North Face.
Additionally, Gardaí also discovered cannabis plants valued at €3,200 (subject to analysis) and suspected cannabis herb valued at approximately €300. Weighing scales and other items such as mobile phones associated with drug dealing were also seized.
Gardai say they are following a definite line of enquiry in relation to the seizures.