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Cocaine Valued At €280,000 Seized In Kildare & Laois.

: 05/28/2020 - 18:17

Two men have been arrested following the seizure of cocaine valued at €280,000 in Kildare and Laois.

Gardai from the west Dublin,  investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs, stopped and searched a car on the M7 near Portlaoise this morning.

Cocaine, valued at €35,000, pending analysis, was seized.

A man in his 40s was arrested and is being detained at Birr Garda Station.

A follow-up search was conducted at a house in Kill, where 3.5kg of cocaine, worth around €245,000 was seized, along with €3,500 in cash.

The find was made in a cabin on the property, gardai suspect the cabin "was being used as a location to mix and pack controlled drugs."

 A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene.

He was taken to Ronanstown Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.


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