Gardaí arrest suspects after car chase culminates in foot race across fields
Two people were arrested and one was charged with a number of offences after an eventful night in a rural area in Co. Donegal last night (Sunday, September 20) which included a car chase.
Taking to social media this morning, Gardaí based in Co. Donegal said:
“A car failed to stop for the PSNI [Police Service of Northern Ireland] overnight and it then crossed the border into Pettigo.
“The car was observed by the Donegal Town drugs unit. It again failed to stop and entered private property causing substantial damage.
“The car continued into fields where two occupants abandoned it and fled on foot. Both were arrested after a foot chase.
“The driver tested positive for cannabis. The car was bearing false plates and the driver was disqualified.
“The driver is to appear in court this morning charged with a number of offences,” the Garda post concluded.
Cannabis seized from farm in Wales
Police have seized 100 cannabis plants after finding a large cultivation on a farm in Wales in recent days.
Dyfed-Powys Police officers attended the farm, between Pontarddulais and Tycroes in Carmarthenshire, on an unrelated matter on Tuesday (September 15).
While at the property, they came across the plants growing in two polytunnels.
Sergeant Gemma Davies said: “Our officers were providing support to partner agencies at the property when they noticed two polytunnels on the land.
They looked inside and found 100 cannabis plants in various stages of growth.
Officers remained at the farm to dismantle the cultivation and seize the plants for destruction.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug of class B. He has been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.