Woman and two men remain in custody after drugs seizure in Laois

Woman and two men remain in custody after drugs seizure in Laois

Three people are in custody following the seizure of half a million euro worth of drugs in county Laois.

Gardaí in Portlaoise carried out two searches yesterday after they had received reports of suspicious activity in the area of Rossvale.

A man in his 30s was searched and 1kg of cannabis, with a street value of around €20,000, was discovered.

He was arrested and taken to Birr Garda Station.

A follow-up search took place at a house nearby at Rossvale, where half a million euro worth of cannabis and €35,000 of cocaine was discovered along with other drug paraphernalia.

Following this discovery, another man and a woman, both in their 30s, were detained by officers and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station for questioning.


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