Breaking: Variety of drugs seized in Ballyshannon

A wide variety of drugs have been seized in Ballyshannon over the weekend.


On Sunday last, Gardaí attached to the District Drugs Unit at Ballyshannon Garda Station seized a quantity of suspected controlled drugs (2C-B, Cocaine, Cannabis, Ketamine and MDMA) with an estimated street value of €3,500 (pending analysis) during an operation which was put in place to combat the sale or supply of Drugs during the ‘Rory Gallagher festival’.


One man was arrested, detained and was later charged to appear in Court.


This seizure forms part of #OperationTara, an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on July 2, 2021.


The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.


Gardaí in Ballyshannon are also investigating a number of Simple Possession’ drugs offences that were detected during the course of the festival.


They are also urging the public to report any information they have regarding drug dealing within their communities in Donegal.

Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111
Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100
Milford Garda Station 074-9153060
Ballyshannon Garda Station 071-9858530
Buncrana Garda Station 074-9320540