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Friday 9 December 2016

Man (40s) and woman (30s) arrested as gardai seize €300k worth of cannabis

Published 12/11/2016 | 21:04

Gardai seized €300,000 worth of cannabis Photo: Gardai
Gardai seized €300,000 worth of cannabis Photo: Gardai

Gardai have arrested a man (40s) and woman (30s) in connection to the seizure of €300,000 worth of cannabis.

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A large quantity of cannabis was discovered when gardaí stopped and searched a car in Kilcock, Co Kildare on Saturday.

The occupant of the car, a man in his 40s, was arrested at the scene.

He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Leixlip Garda Station.

During a follow up search a further quantity of cannabis was discovered at a house in the north inner city area of Dublin.

A woman aged in late 40s was arrested at the scene.

She is detained at Store Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

They can both be detained for up to seven days.

The operation is part of ongoing investigations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Dublin and Kildare regions.

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