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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Gardaí seize €65k worth of drugs after searching forestry and houses

Gardaí in the west of Ireland have seized €65,000 worth of drugs following searches in houses and forestry lands.

Sligo Gardaí led a day of action against organised criminal gangs on Thursday, February 17th, 2022.

This is part of an ongoing strategy to combat the sale and supply of illegal drugs.

Drugs seized 

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí in Sligo conducted searches at a number of dwellings and an open ground search in Sligo yesterday Thursday, February 17th, 2022.”

“During the course of the searches, cannabis, cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of €65,000 were seized.  The drugs will now be forwarded for analysis.”

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The spokesperson confirmed that Gardaí have not made any arrests at this time. Investigations are ongoing.

Animal sedatives stolen

Meanwhile, Gardaí in the west have issued an appeal for information after thieves stole dangerous animal drugs earlier this month.

They took the items from a premises in Loughrea, County Galway, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, February 9th, 2022.

According to a statement from Gardaí, the drugs are primarily intended for animal use only. They can be dangerous if humans consume them.

The drugs include:

  • Chanazine 2% 12 x 25mls – sedative;
  • Euthatal 11x 100ml – barbiturate euthanasia (lethal);
  • Torbugesic 1 x 10mls – sedative;
  • Ketamine3 x 50mls;
  • Medesedan 4 x 10mls – sedative;
  • Ketufen 100ms x 5 – Anti inflammatory;
  • Flunixin 1 – Anti inflammatory.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“If any person comes into contact with what they suspect to be these substances, do not consume them. Please hand them into any Garda Station so we can take these dangerous drugs out of circulation.”

“Gardaí are asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of these drugs contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091 841222, 999/112 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”

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