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Major drugs seizure in Letterkenny

A MAJOR drugs seizure has been made in Letterkenny and a man arrested by gardai.

As part of an intelligence-led operation involving Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs Unit and the Letterkenny Drugs Unit, approximately four kilograms of the drug ‘4- Methylethcathinone’, with an estimated street value of €140,000 were seized in Donegal yesterday (Tuesday).

The seizure was the result of a controlled delivery of the package, originating in China, to an address in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. 4- Methylethcathinone, otherwise known as 4 MEC, is a synthetic stimulant that is chemically similar to Mephedrone.

A 28 year old male was arrested and detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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