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Woman (30s) arrested after €48,000 worth of cannabis seized in Longford

The seizure was made after a search was carried out in Glebe this morning.

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A WOMAN IN her early 30s has been arrested after gardaí seized more than €48,000 worth of cannabis in Co Longford.

The seizure was made after a search was carried out in Glebe at 10am this morning, when €45,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb was discovered.

A further €3,200 worth of suspected cannabis was seized during a follow-up search at a property in Longford town.

The woman has since been released from custody and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In a separate incident, Revenue officers at Athlone mail centre seized €38,000 worth of drugs during a search of packages this morning.

Almost 1.8kgs of drugs including herbal cannabis, ketamine, methamphetamine, cocaine and 300 Diazepam tablets were discovered in parcels which originated from the UK and Spain.

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The parcels were declared as items such as ‘eye creams’ and ‘skin primer’ and were due to be delivered to various addresses throughout the country.

A spokesperson for Revenue said investigations are ongoing.

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