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Gardai and Revenue seize €192,000 worth of drugs in Laois

Gardaí have today seized Cannabis with an estimated value of €192,000 following a joint intelligence led operation conducted with the Revenue Customs Service.

This came following the search of a vehicle in the Portlaoise area – understood to be in Lyster Square.

LaoisToday understands that around midday, unmarked Garda cars surrounded a vehicle in that area.

The Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, Laois/Offaly Divisional Drugs Units and Revenue Customs Officers conducted a search then.

This resulted in the discovery of 9.6 Kgs Herbal Cannabis with an estimated value of €192,000.

A 27 year old man and a 28 year old woman were arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station.

They are currently detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice ( Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.

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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.