Gardai in Laois have detained three people and seized drugs worth more that €500,000 today.
The seizures took place following searches in the Mountmellick and Portlaoise.
Cannabis, herbal cannabis, cocaine, prescription tablets and a large amount of drug paraphernalia were recovered.
Gardai posted details of their huge find on Facebook.
They say: “As a result of an intelligence led operation Laois Divisional Drugs Unit and members of Portlaoise station party carried out a search this afternoon in Mountmellick and Portlaoise during the course of which they recovered a quantity of herbal cannabis estimated at €20,000.
“Further searches resulted in seizures of €500,000 of cannabis, a quantity of cocaine valued at €35,000, a large amount of prescription tablets and a large amount of packaging and drug paraphernalia were recovered
“Three people were subsequently detained.
“We will continue to police and tackle criminals at this time but the public have a part to play in staying home avoiding non essential travel so we can continue to protect and work with our communities.”
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