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09 Aug 2022

Laois Offaly gardaí make substantial drug seizure in rural Laois

Busy week on drug front for gardaí in midlands garda division

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.

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