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UPDATED: Four men to appear in court following drug find of almost €4 million in Laois area

Two men will appear in court this morning charged charged in connection with a Garda investigation into a seizure of Cannabis in Laois on Wednesday.

The two men, both aged in their 40s, will appear before a sitting of Tullamore District Court this morning.

Meanwhile, the other two men, aged in their 30s, will appear before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court this afternoon, 3rd July 2020, at 4pm.

Four men were initially arrested following a drug seizure worth almost €4million in the Raheen area of Laois between Portlaoise and Abbeyleix.

A statement from An Garda Síochána on Wednesday outlined details of the discovery, which was made.

They say: ““At approximately 9:15am on Wednesday 1st July 2020, as part of ongoing intelligence operations carried out by the Laois Drugs Unit supported by local Detective Units and National Units targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs, a vehicle was stopped by Gardaí in the Raheen area of County Laois.

“A search of the vehicle was carried out where a substantial quantity of suspected Cannabis Herb and a large amount of suspected Cannabis products were seized by Gardaí.

“All seized items are subject to analysis.

“The estimated value of this seizure (pending analysis) is approximately €3.9 million.

“Four men were arrested at the scene.

“All four men are detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Investigations are ongoing.”

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