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Male arrested after stolen jeep recovered and cash and drugs seized

A man in his 30s has been arrested after Gardaí recovered a stolen jeep and seized drugs and cash. 

The intelligence-led operation was carried out on Thursday, July 16th at Boghall Road, Bray, County Wicklow.

 A jeep, which had previously been reported stolen, was identified by Gardaí parked outside a residence at the above address.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochana, said: “As Gardaí approached the residence to conduct a search under warrant, they observed a man with a backpack in the hallway of the property.”

“The man ran towards the rear garden of the residence where he was apprehended by Gardaí.”

Backpack searched

His backpack was searched and was found to contain, subject to analysis, approximately €7,000 of suspected cocaine, approximately €3,410 of suspected cannabis in 46 individual deal bags, and approximately €20,540 of suspected Alprazolam and Diazepam tablets.

€8,810 in cash was also seized and the key to the stolen jeep was recovered.

The male is currently being detained at Bray Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations are ongoing, according to Gardaí.

Image source: @GardaInfo Twitter

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