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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

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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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