breakingnews.ie– Gardaí arrested one man and seized €187,000 worth of drugs in Portlaoise on Saturday, as part of an ongoing surveillance operation.
Officers conducted a search under warrant at an address in Portlaoise at 3pm, uncovering and seizing around 9kg of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €181,000.
Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €6,000 was also seized, as well as cash to the value of €2,735, a small quantity of LSD and a weighing scales.
A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
In a statement, gardaí noted that the seized drugs are subject to analysis and investigations are ongoing.