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Monday, 29th June 2020

Garda seize counterfeit clothing and drugs in Dundalk

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Part of the large haul of counterfeit clothing seized by Gardaí in Dundalk on Friday.

Gardaí seized a large quantity of of counterfeit clothing thought to be worth €44,500 and more than €5,000 worth of suspected cocaine, cannabis plants and cannabis herb in two separate searches of properties in Dundalk on Friday last, June 26.

At noon on Friday Gardaí attached to Dundalk Drugs Unit carried out a search of a premises under warrant, during which they seized a quantity of counterfeit clothing with an estimated retail value of €8,500.

Also discovered during the course of this search was approximately €2,100 of suspected cocaine (pending analysis).

As a direct result of this seizure, a follow up search was conducted by Gardaí at another location in Dundalk where counterfeit clothing with a retail value of approximately €36,000 was seized.

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Items seized included men and women’s clothing, shoes, runners, handbags, watches and sunglasses.

During the course of this search, Gardaí also discovered cannabis plants valued at €3,200 (subject to analysis), and suspected cannabis herb valued at approximately €300. Weighing scales and other items such as mobile phones associated with drug dealing were also seized.

No arrests have been made to date, but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.

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