Man arrested in Laois as €80,000 worth of cannabis seized

The house was searched under warrant

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

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A man has been arrested after Gardaí seized €80,000 worth of cannabis herb on Monday night.

The drugs were seized as part of a  planned  operation at a house in Portarlington.

The house was raided by Gardaí and Detectives from Portlaoise and Portarlington around 10.55pm on Monday, June 19.

The man, who is in his 50's, was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act. 

He was released without charge on Tuesday, June 20. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Read more about recent drug seizures in Laois here.