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12 Aug 2022

Man arrested following drugs seizure in the Midlands

A man has been arrested following a drugs seizure in the Midlands.

Gardaí have seized €70,000 of Cannabis following a search operation in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, on Saturday.

At approximately 5:30pm, Gardaí attached to the Westmeath Divisional Drugs Unit conducted the search of a house under warrant, at Ardleigh Gate Mullingar. During the course of the search 3.5 kilos of suspected Cannabis with an estimated vale of €70,000 was recovered.

A man in his 30s has been arrested and is currently detained at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. The drugs will be forwarded to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.
 
The investigation is ongoing.

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