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Man charged after cannabis worth €70,000 seized in Kildare

Gardaí found the drugs during a search of a plot of land in Kilmeague yesterday.

The cannabis that was seized by gardaí yesterday.
The cannabis that was seized by gardaí yesterday.
Image: Garda Press Office

Updated Dec 23rd 2019, 10:04 PM

A MAN IN his 20s has been charged after cannabis an estimated value of €70,000 was seized by gardaí during a search of a plot of land in Kilmeague in Co Kildare yesterday.

Gardaí attached to the Naas Drugs Unit, assisted by regular units, searched a plot of land in Kilmeague on foot of a search warrant, as part of an intelligence-led operation.

During the course of the search, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €70,000 (subject to analysis) was seized.

Two men, aged 28 years and 33 years, were arrested at the scene and both are currently being detained at Naas Garda Station under the provisions of section two of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

The 28-year-old appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon, when he was charged with drugs-related offences.

The man in his 30s was later released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.

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