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Gardaí seize €360k worth of cannabis and shotgun in Sligo and Leitrim searches

A man in his 40s was arrested in connection with the seizure.
Dec 21st 2020, 4:42 PM 13,333 15

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cannabis herb worth €360,000 and a shotgun in searches carried out in Sligo and Leitrim over the last two days.

A man in his 40s was arrested in connection with these seizures and is being detained in Ballymote garda station.

Yesterday afternoon gardaí seized a vehicle for breaches of road traffic legislation in Sligo town. This led to the discovery of a number of packages which contained 17.5kg of suspected cannabis herb (pending analysis). Gardaí said this is believed to be valued at €350,000.

In a follow up search in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, gardaí seized a shotgun and cannabis herb estimated to be worth €10,000. The searches at this location continued today.

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