Tuesday 20 March 2018

Woman (29) arrested following garda drugs raid

A female in her twenties has been arrested following a Garda seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of €13,000.

The drugs were discovered in a house in Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Co Laois at approximately 9.30am this morning.

The female (aged 29) was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Tullamore Garda Station.

Gardai seized heroin believed to be worth €8,000 and cannabis herb believed to be worth about €5,000.

Members of the District Detective Unit were accompanied by local Gardai and sniffer dogs for the planned search as part of an operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of heroin.

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