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Over €1 million worth of drugs found in Offaly house

Gardaí also recovered a firearm along with ammunition.

Image: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cocaine and cannabis with a combined estimated value in excess of €1 million during an operation in Co Offaly.

Gardaí also recovered a firearm along with ammunition.

The raid was carried out last night as part of ongoing investigations into organised criminal activity in the midlands. It was focused on a house, sheds and lands near Geashill.

During the search, gardaí recovered large quantities of cocaine and cannabis herb along with an amount of suspected amphetamine. A shotgun and large numbers of cartridges and rounds of ammunition were also recovered.

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A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, 1996 at Tullamore Garda Station. He can be held for up to 7 days.

The operation was led by the Laois/Offaly drugs unit assisted by local units based in Tullamore.

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The investigation is ongoing.

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