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Midlands Gardaí Seize €20,000 Worth Of Drugs

A firearm and ammunition were also discovered.

One man has been arrested and over €20,000 worth of drugs have been seized following a number of searches by Gardaí in the Portarlington area earlier this morning.

A firearm and ammunition were also discovered.

In two separate searches, cannabis herb valued at €2,180 and cocaine estimated to be worth €17,920 was seized by Gardaí. 

A man in his 30s, has been arrested and charged in connection with the cannabis seizure. 

He is due to appear before Portlaoise District Court at a later date. 

During a search of one property, Gardaí discovered a sawn off shotgun, along with ammunition. 

The operation was part of an investigation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Laois.

Searches were carried out by Laois Drug and Detective Units, assisted by the Garda Armed Support Unit and Garda Dog Unit.

The items seized will now undergo further analysis with Forensic Science Ireland.

The ISPCA also assisted Gardaí during this operation, and a number of dogs and horses were seized owing to welfare concerns.

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