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€800,000 Cannabis Seizure, M9 Motorway, Co. Carlow 16th July 2020

Gardaí have seized approximately €800,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb and arrested a man during an operation on the M9 motorway, Co. Carlow this evening, Thursday, 16th July 2020.

While conducting a routine traffic checkpoint, Gardaí stopped a van travelling southbound on the M9 at approximately 5.40pm.

During a search of the vehicle, Gardaí recovered a large quantity of cannabis herb (pending analysis) in vacuum packaging. The estimated street value of this seizure is €800,000.

The driver of the van, a man aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Carlow Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.