Today's Front Page: Men jump out window in €200,000 Ballymahon drugs bust

The Failed Escape: Man breaks his foot in the fall

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson


BREAKING: Two arrested in Ballymahon drugs bust

Members of the Armed Support Unit in Ballymahon last Thursday afternoon

A daring attempt to escape from gardaí and armed forces resulted in disaster for two men in Ballymahon last week following a €200,000 drugs bust at a Main Street apartment.

When the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drug Unit and Armed Support Unit, accompanied by local detectives and uniformed gardaí arrived at the property on Thursday afternoon last week, two occupants tried to make their escape out a first floor window, with one breaking his foot in the fall.

The men were arrested and appeared at a special court sitting last Friday evening where they were refused bail and remanded to yesterday’s sitting of Longford District Court.

During the course of the search, gardaí seized a significant amount of drugs which included €100,000 worth of cannabis herb, €70,000 worth of cocaine and €30,000 worth of MDMA.

Read the full report: Men involved in €200,000 Ballymahon drugs bust tried to escape gardaí through a first floor window