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Drug seizure in Leitrim on the 31/7/18

As part of an on going investigation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the Northern Region, and in particular the Sligo/Leitrim Division, Gardaí in Carrick on Shannon stopped a car on 31st July 2018 at approximately 7:30pm in the Townspark area.

A search of the car was carried out and Cannabis Resin (subject to analysis) with an approximate street value of €135,000 was discovered. The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 50 year old male, was arrested and is currently detained at Carrick on Shannon Garda Station under Section 2 (Drug Trafficking Act).

In a follow up search Leitrim Gardaí searched a house in Manorhamilton town and recovered further cannabis resin (subject to analysis) valued at approximately €5,000 and a large amount of cash.

Photographs of the seizure are available at: https://tinyurl.com/yb46vyp5