Man Arrested In Connection With Co Monaghan Cannabis Seizure

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of herbal cannabis, worth an estimated €70,000, by Revenue officers during a search operation of a house in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

The search was the result of a joint intelligence-led operation targeting drug importations in the Castleblaney area, involving Revenue, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, Regional Support Unit and Gardaí from the Cavan Monaghan Drugs Unit.

The Lithuanian man was arrested by Gardaí and detained at Carrickmacross Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.


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