Man arrested following significant drugs and cash seizure in the midlands

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


Man arrested following major drugs and cash seizure in the midlands

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.