Gardaí arrest man and find drugs after car fails to stop at checkpoint

Gardaí arrest man and find drugs after car fails to stop at checkpoint
The drugs seized in Wexford today. Pic: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have arrested a man after a car turned round at a checkpoint and drove away without stopping for officers.

Gardaí had set up a checkpoint in Clonard, Co. Wexford, early this morning at 12:10am.

A short time later, Gardaí arrested a motorist in his 20s. They searched his car and found a significant quantity of MDMA before he was taken to Wexford Garda Station.

In a follow-up search at a property in Wexford, officers found what they described as a "substantial" amount of MDMA.

They then searched another car and found more of the drug.

It is estimated that the combined value of the drugs seized is around €200,000.

Gardaí expect to make further arrests.

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