AS part of a joint operation €35,000 worth of cocaine, €33,000 in cash, a firearm and ammunition have been seized in Waterford and south Kilkenny.
The joint operation, involving Detective Units from the Kilkenny/Carlow and Waterford Divisions assisted by the ERU, was carried out yesterday as part of ongoing investigations into organised crime.
As part of the operation a car was stopped and searched in the Slieverue area of Kilkenny.
During the search of the car a firearm and over 40 rounds of ammunition were discovered. The three male occupants of the car, two aged in their 20s and one 30s, were arrested at the scene. They are currently detained at Thomastown and Waterford Garda stations under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.
Follow up searches were carried out in Hillview and Keane’s Road areas of Waterford city. A search of a house in the city led to the discovery and seizure of €33,000 in cash. An additional search was carried out at a house in south Kilkenny where cocaine (pending analysis) worth €35,000 was seized.
Investigations are continuing.