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Man in court after gardaí stop car in Carlow and find €1.2 million

The man is aged in his 50s.

Updated 8.49 am 

A MAN WILL appear in court this morning charged over the discovery of a large quantity of cash in the car he was driving.

The man was arrested on Friday evening as part of Operation Thor, when a number of checkpoints had been set up in Carlow.

At around 8pm, gardaí stopped a car at a checkpoint in Ballyvergal.

A man in his 50s was behind the wheel.

Inside the car, approximately €1.2 million was found by the gardaí.

The man was arrested on suspicion of committing an offence under the Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

He was subsequently charged and will appear at a special sitting on Kilkenny District Court this morning.

Operation Thor is a garda initiative to target organised crime gangs and repeat offenders through “coordinated crime prevention and enforcement activity”.

- With reporting by Rónan Duffy

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