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Operation targeted criminal activity in town

Some of the items seized by Gardai following searches of four houses

GARDAI in Killarney have today seized suspected drugs, cash and offensive weapons during a number of raids in the town.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting criminal activity in the area, they carried out searches at four houses, commencing at 8 o’clock this morning.

The operation was led by the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, with the assistance of the Southern Region Dog Unit and Killarney Gardaí.

During the course of the searches, two Samurai swords and a flick knife were seized as well as sums totaling €6,325 and £340 in cash and €230 in counterfeit €10 notes.

Gardai also seized what they believe is €540 worth of cannabis herb, €100 of heroin €100 of Xanax and €60 of MDMA.

They also confiscated a weighing scales, plastic bags and mobile phones.

Members of the local Scenes of Crime Unit also attended where they photographed the scenes and all of the seized items. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.

No arrests have been made but Gardaí say they are following a definite line of enquiry.

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