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Search of van at garda checkpoint results in €43,000 cocaine find

A man in his 30s was arrested and is now being held at Wicklow Garda Station.

File photo of garda checkpoint (not of scene)
File photo of garda checkpoint (not of scene)
Image: An Garda Síochána via Facebook

GARDAI IN WICKLOW have arrested a man and seized a large amount of cocaine in the van he was driving.

Gardaí conducting a checkpoint on the N11 near Ashford stopped a van at 11pm last night. On searching the van an amount of cannabis was found and a man in his early 30s was arrested.

A more detailed search of the van at Wicklow Garda Station revealed a large amount of cocaine concealed in the van. Drugs with an estimated street value of up to €43,000 in total were seized.

The man is currently detained at Wicklow Garda Station.

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