Wednesday 15 August 2018

Gardai seize €140,000 worth of cannabis in Co Leitrim

The cannabis was discovered as part of investigation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the northern region, in particular the Sligo/Leitrim division.
The cannabis was discovered as part of investigation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the northern region, in particular the Sligo/Leitrim division.

Rachel Farrell

Cannabis resin with an estimated street value of €140,000 was seized by gardai in Co Leitrim yesterday.

A car in Carrick-on-Shannon was stopped at around 7.30pm in the Townspark area, as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the  region.

The car was searched and cannabis resin worth approximately  €135,000 was discovered.

A 50-year-old male, the driver and sole occupant of the car, was arrested and is currently detained at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station.

In a follow up search, a further €5,000 worth of cannabis was discovered when Leitrim gardai searched a house in Manorhamilton.

A large amount of cash was also discovered on the premises.

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