The seizure was made this Saturday afternoon
GARDAI have seized €187,000 worth of drugs and arrested one man during a search operation conducted in County Laois today.
As part of ongoing surveillance operation, gardaí conducted a search under warrant at an address in Portlaoise at 3pm.
During the course of the search, gardaí seized approximately 9kg of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €181,000.
A quantity of suspected cocaine was also seized with an estimated street value of €6,000 as well as cash to the value of €2,735, a small quantity of LSD and a weighing scales.
All of the drugs are subject to analysis.
A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.