Four men who were arrested following the seizure of drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million Euro in Milltown, North Galway are still being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station in Galway City this morning (Sunday).
Two men, one in his mid-40s and one in his mid-50s, were arrested initially after the drugs seizure at a warehouse on a secluded industrial estate off the busy N17 route in Milltown yesterday morning. Two other men, both in their 30s, were arrested when Gardai stopped and searched a car in Tuam yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.
The four men arrested are being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.
It is understood that all those arrested are of Asian nationality.
Gardai from the Divisional Drugs Unit at Mill Street Garda Station in Galway, assisted by local Gardai and the Regional Support Unit swooped on the building in an industrial estate in Milltown. They seized approximately 3,000 cannabis plants and drug growing paraphernalia.
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.