€52,000 worth of drugs seized following search of farmlands

Gardaí seized approximately €52,000 worth of drugs on farmlands in Longford last night, Thursday, July 16, An Garda Síochána has confirmed.

In a statement on the matter, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Members of the Longford/Roscommon Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of farmlands in the Ballinalee area at approximately 10:00pm.

During the course of the search €20,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb was found, along with €16,000 worth of suspected cocaine, and €16,000 worth of suspected ecstasy tablets.

“All drugs are subject to analysis,” the Garda spokesperson noted.

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No arrests have been made to date and investigations are ongoing, the Garda representative concluded.

Renewed appeal for stolen trailer

Members of An Garda Síochána based in the midlands have issued a renewed appeal for information on the theft of a “substantial amount of property”, including a branded trailer, from a farm in Co. Offaly last week.

Taking to social media, Gardaí based in the Laois-Offaly region said:

“We are renewing our appeal regarding a burglary that occurred at Hushabye Farm Alpacas Moneyquid, Killeigh, which happened on [Wednesday] morning, July 8, between 9:00am and 10:45am.

A substantial amount of property was stolen including a Rad Rhino electric bike and a trailer with a large amount of garden tools including a ride-on lawnmower.

“The trailer has the wording Hushabye Farm Alpacas written on it,” the Garda Síochána Facebook statement added.

“Any information to Portlaoise Garda Station on: 057-8674100 or your local Station,” the Garda statement concluded, adding that information could also be private messaged to the Garda Síochána Laois Offaly Facebook page.