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.”