Laois Offaly gardaí make substantial drug seizure in rural Laois

Busy week on drug front for gardaí in midlands garda division

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter


Laois Offaly Gardaí have made a large cocaine and cannabis seizure in rural Laois just days after making arrests and seizing substantial quantities of drugs in Portarlington and Tullamore.

During a planned search on Saturday, June 9, by a Laois Offaly Divsion Task Force in Aghaboe, Borris-in-Ossory cocaine valued at €35,000 and cannabis valued at €4,000 cannabis herb was seized.

A local man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested and is detained in Portlaoise.

The seizure brings to nearly €160,000 the value of drugs seized by divisional gardaí in recent days.

 On Wednesday, June 6, gardaí raided the house in Tullamore and seized €68,000 worth of cannabis. READ MORE

Two men arrested as €50,000 worth of cannabis seized in Portarlington the day before, Tuesday, June 5. READ MORE

Meanwhile, on June 7 Gardaí in Mullingar seized cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €25,000.