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Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house
Two of the three people arrested have since been released.

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after €59,000 in cash and €40,000 worth of cannabis was seized during searches in Cork City and Athlone, Co Westmeath. 

On Tuesday, a stop and search of a vehicle was carried out by gardaí under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84. 

During the course of the search, cash with an approximate value of €59,000 was recovered. 

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, and the passenger, a teenage girl, were arrested and taken to Mayfield Garda Station where they were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

The man was later released pending the submission of a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The female juvenile has also been released. 

A follow-up search carried out in relation to this incident took place at a house in Athlone, Co Westmeath yesterday.

During the course of the search, 2kg of cannabis with a street value of €40,000, mobile phones, weighing scales, a GPS tracker and €910 in cash was recovered. 

A male aged in his late teens was arrested and taken to Athlone Garda Station where he is currently detained. 

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