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Drugs worth €187k seized after gardaí raid property in Portlaoise

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene.

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ONE MAN WAS arrested after gardaí seized around €190,000 worth of drugs and cash in Laois yesterday. 

Following what gardaí referred to as an “ongoing surveillance operation”, a search under warrant was carried out at an address in Portlaoise at 3pm yesterday.

During the search, around 9kg of suspected cannabis herb worth an estimated street value of €181,000 was discovered.

A quantity of suspected cocaine worth an estimated €6,000 was also seized, along with €2,735 in cash, a small quantity of LSD and weighing scales. All drugs are subject to analysis.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene. He is currently being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

The man has since been charged and will appear in Tullamore District Court on Monday 8 February at 10.30am, Gardaí said on Sunday evening.

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Gardaí added that investigations remain ongoing.

Article updated by Gráinne Ní Aodha at 7am 8 February

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