GARDAÍ SEIZED €1.4 MILLION IN ILLEGAL DRUGS IN COUNTY MONAGHAN IN PAST YEAR

2 July 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Illegal drugs to the value of €1,475,000 had been seized by the Gardaí in search operations in Co Monaghan over the past 12 months, Garda Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken told last week’s meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee. Chief Superintendent Glacken said the figure compared to €83,000 for the previous 12-month period. During the past year Garda searches had detected eight illegal cannabis growhouses and cash to the value of €128,500 had also been seized. The Chief Superintendent added that in the 12- month period between June 2020 and June 2021, 652 search operations in relation to drugs had been carried out in the county, a 25% increase on the previous 12 months when 510 searches were conducted. He pledged that the level of activity by the dedicated divisional drugs unit would continue. Monaghan Co Councillor Noel Keelan (Sinn Féin) said he was very concerned about the supply and sale of drugs and welcomed the fact that good work was being done in detection.

DRUG DRIVING

Statistics presented to the meeting showed that there had been 16 drug driving offences detected by the Gardaí in Co Monaghan so far in 2021, compared to 21 for the same period in 2020. 75 drink driving offences had come to the Gardaí’s attention in 2021…

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