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Woman (20s) arrested in Westbury with €72k in cash seized

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One woman has been arrested following the seizure of €72,000 in cash by Gardaí in Westbury on Sunday.

Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit were assisted by the Armed Response Unit in executing a search warrant at a house in Westbury shortly after 7pm on Sunday. The search operation took place as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs.

Approximately €72,000 in cash was seized by Gardaí during the search. One woman aged in her twenties was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry St Garda Station in Limerick.

She was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 and has since been released. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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