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Man arrested following €120,000 ‘suspected’ cocaine seizure in Laois

A man has been arrested following a €120,000 suspected cocaine seizure in Laois.

The incident happened on Saturday June 5 at around 2.50pm.

Gardai stopped a vehicle in the Cappakeel area of the town and after a search, they discovered the drugs.

Gardai say: “Gardaí in Laois have arrested a man following the seizure of €120,000 suspected cocaine on Saturday, 5th June 2021.

“Gardaí attached to the Laois Offaly Divisional Roads Policing Unit stopped a vehicle in the Cappakeel area of Portlaoise at approximately 2.50pm.

“Upon a search of the vehicle, cocaine with an estimated value of €120,000 was discovered.

“A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested in connection with the seizure and he was taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he remains detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1996.

“The drugs seized will now undergo further analysis.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

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