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Major Midlands Checkpoint Yields Significant Results For Gardaí

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The multi-agency operation took place on the M7 yesterday.

At least 2 people have been arrested after a multi-agency policing operation in Laois yesterday. 

Gardaí from Portlaoise, Tullamore along with customs officers and RSA officials conducted the checkpoint. 

The checks took place on the M7 at Derryvorrigan, Borris-In-Ossory and yielded a major haul for Gardaí. 

Two arrests were made after one driver was found in possession of cocaine to the value of 700 euro while another had a live bench warrant and was brought before Portlaoise District Court.

A further four people failed roadside drugs tests. 

Officers also conducted fuel checks with seven motorists now facing fines of up to 2,000 euro for using green agri-diesel in their vehicles.

A series of fines were also issued for minor road traffic offences.

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