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Irish Mirror
Marita Moloney

Gardai issue urgent appeal after drugs 'dangerous to humans' stolen during robbery in Co Galway

Gardai have issued an urgent appeal after a number of "dangerous substances" were taken during a robbery in Co Galway.

The drugs, which are dangerous to humans if ingested, were stolen from a premises in Loughrea in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The drugs are intended for animal use only and include the lethal barbiturate euthanasia substance, as well as ketamine and other anti-inflammatory medicines and sedatives.

Gardai are asking the public for help in locating the stolen goods as they hope to take these "dangerous drugs" out of circulation.

They are also appealing to people not to consume any of these substances.

Loughrea Garda Station, Co Galway (Picture: Google Maps) (Google Maps)

A Garda spokesperson said: "An Garda Siochana are urgently appealing for information on the whereabouts of a number of dangerous drugs that were stolen during the course of a burglary at a premises in Loughrea, County Galway, in the early hours of Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

"The drugs stolen during the course of this burglary are primarily intended for animal use only and can be dangerous if consumed by humans and include:

  • Euthatal 11x 100ml – barbiturate euthanasia (lethal)
  • Chanazine 2% 12 x 25mls – sedative
  • Medesedan 4 x 10mls – sedative
  • Torbugesic 1 x 10mls – sedative
  • Ketamine 3 x 50mls
  • Ketufen 100ms x 5 – Anti inflammatory
  • Flunixin 1 – Anti inflammatory

"If any person comes into contact with what they suspect to be these substances, do not consume them and please hand them in to any Garda Station so that these dangerous drugs are taken out of circulation.

"Gardai are asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of these drugs contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091 841222, 999/112 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111."

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