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€60,000 Cannabis Seized, Portarlington, Co. Laois, 4th November 2020

As part of an intelligence led operation into the sale and supply of drugs in Co. Laois, Gardaí attached to the Laois Divisional Drug Unit conducted a search at a property in Portarlington yesterday evening, Wednesday 4th November 2020 at approximately 8pm.

A domestic residence and a car were searched as part of the operation. Three kilogrammes of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €60,000 was seized by Gardaí. The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested 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.