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 value 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.