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27/10/2021

Laois-Offaly gardaí make big drug seizure in Portarlington

Laois-Offaly gardai shocked by discovery in house search

Garda operation on Tuesday

Gardaí in the Laois Offaly town of Portarlington made a significant drugs bust.

Gardaí from Laois Drugs Unit and Portarlington Garda Station recovered a quantity of suspected cannabis herb and cocaine valued at €58,000 and €4,000 respectively during the search of a house on Tuesday, October 5

Gardaí say a man in his 30s was arrested and was detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Gardaí said he has been charged with drugs and burglary offences and taken to Portlaoise District Court.

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