19/10/2017

Drugs Worth €1m Seized In Co Offaly

Cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines worth an estimated €1m have been seized in an operation in Co Offaly.

The drugs were seized during a search operation at a house, sheds and lands in the Geashill area. During the search gardaí also recovered a number of weapons including a sawn-off shotgun, shotgun cartridges and a large quantity of 9mm ammunition.

A 34-year-old man, understood to be a foreign national, was arrested in connection with the seizures and remains in custody at Tullamore Garda Station.

The search operation is part of an ongoing investigation into organised crime in the area.

(MH/JP)

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