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01 Dec 2021

Gardai arrest man after drugs swoop in Offaly village

Gardai arrest man after drugs swoop in Offaly village

Gardai arrest man after drugs swoop in Offaly village

€900 worth of cocaine was seized in Cloghan by the Gardaí last week.

A Garda spokesperson said a search was made of a house in the village by the Offaly Drugs Unit and Guards from the Birr Station, as part of a general investigation into the sale and supply of cocaine in West Offaly.

One local man in his early 20s was arrested.

Ireland has the third-highest rate of cocaine use in Europe. The number of people in Ireland seeking treatment for cocaine addiction trebled between 2014 and 2020 from 853 to 2,619. 

In 2019 the Health Research Board reported that cocaine use in Ireland had returned to Celtic Tiger levels.

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