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€56k worth of cocaine seized in armed raid in Laois

Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs
Concern over the local use of cocaine

Gardai have sezied a substantial sum of cocaine following a raid at a house in Laois.

€56,000 worth of the drug was discovered following a search of a house at Landsdown Court in Portarlington.

The search took place on Friday night at 8.50pm

The Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by armed Regional Support Unit and the Divisional Task Force, searched property.

The raid took place on the same night that canabis herb with an estimated street value of €1.6 million was found at a premises in Carlow.

A large sum of cash was also recovered and two men were arrested.

“As part of ongoing investigations being conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, targeting serious and organised cross jurisdictional criminal activity with the assistance of Europol, a search was carried out at a premises located on Tullow Road, Carlow,” said a Garda press release.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.