Thursday, April 09, 2020

Three people are in custody following the seizure of half a million euro worth of drugs in county Laois.

Gardaí in Portlaoise carried out two searches yesterday after they had received reports of suspicious activity in the area of Rossvale.

A man in his 30s was searched and 1kg of cannabis, with a street value of around €20,000, was discovered.

He was arrested and taken to Birr Garda Station.

A follow-up search took place at a house nearby at Rossvale, where half a million euro worth of cannabis and €35,000 of cocaine was discovered along with other drug paraphernalia.

Following this discovery, another man and a woman, both in their 30s, were detained by officers and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station for questioning.

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