Gardaí in Mayo seized €85,500 worth of suspected cocaine, and a further €1,400 in suspected cannabis in Ballinrobe yesterday (Sunday)
Gardaí attached to the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit made the detection at approximately 1pm when a man was observed retrieving suspected cocaine at a rural location in Ballinrobe.
Approximately €80,000 of suspected cocaine was seized at this location and one man is in his early 30s was arrested.
During a follow up search of an address in Ballinrobe, Gardaí located a further €5,500 of suspected cocaine, €1,400 in suspected Cannabis Herb, a suspected cocaine press, moulds and a small quantity of cash.
The drugs seized are subject to forensic analysis.
The man who was arrested was detained at Castlebar Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and remains in custody this morning.