Woman garda arrested in a drugs-gang inquiry once served in Inishowen

GARDAThe woman garda arrested in a drugs-gang inquiry once served in Inishowen.
She was based at Buncrana before she was transferred to Dublin.
Now she is at the centre of an investigation which includes a claim that she once cut cocaine with her garda badge.
The 34-year-old is said to have cut the coke at a party.
She comes from a family with a long and dedicated service to the garda force.
Her father is a retired detective who served the force with distinction.
The woman, from Sligo but based at a northside Garda station in Dublin, has been suspended by Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan pending the outcome of investigations.
She was arrested on Friday with a Sligo-based man in his 30s who has strong criminal links in the north-west.
Both were detained for 24 hours and were freed from Ballymote Garda station in Co. Sligo on Saturday evening without charge.
Gardai said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The arrests resulted from an investigation by the Garda Organised Crime Unit, a frontline section which targets serious criminal gang activity.
The unit and Sligo officers have run a lengthy investigation into the activities of a criminal gang operating in the north-west of the country.
A number of the gang’s key figures are currently serving prison sentences.


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