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The pill making facility that was seized. Garda Press Office

Two people arrested after drugs and over €200,000 in cash seized in Co Laois

The follow-up searches were conducted as part of an operation on Tuesday, when Revenue seized €2.4 million worth of cannabis in Co Meath.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after Gardaí seized over €200,000 in cash and drugs during a series of searches in Co Laois. 

The seizure, which took place yesterday, was made as a result of follow-up searches as part of an operation on Tuesday, when Revenue seized €2.4 million worth of cannabis in Co Meath.

During the course of the searches in Laois, officers in the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) seized over €200,000 in cash, €140,000 worth of suspected cannabis and €10,000 worth of suspected MDMA tablets.

A “substantial” amount of counterfeit prescription tablets were also seized, along with sophisticated illicit pill making facility, including a pill press, a garda spokesperson said

DOCB4 The cash seized as part of the searches. Garda Press Office Garda Press Office

The items will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for further examination.

A man, aged in his 50s, and a woman, aged in her 40s, were arrested. Both are being held at a garda station in Co Laois under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The two men arrested in connection with the €2.4 million cannabis seizure remain in custody at a garda station in Co Meath.

A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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