Man, 20s, due in court in connection with €161k drug haul

Gardaí also seized more than €7,000 in cash, mobile phones and other drug-related paraphernalia.
Man, 20s, due in court in connection with €161k drug haul
Gardaí have seized €161,000 worth of cocaine ,pending analysis, in Laois yesterday. Picture: Gardaí

A man has been charged after a drugs seizure in Co Laois and is due in court tomorrow.

It comes after €161,000 worth of cocaine was found in Portarlington yesterday.

It follows the search of a house in the Patrick Street area where over 7,000 in cash, mobile phones and other drug-related paraphernalia were discovered.

The man in his 20s who was arrested will appear before Tullamore District Court in the morning.

Earlier: Man arrested as €161,000 of suspected cocaine seized in Laois

A man has been arrested after gardaí seized €161,000 worth of suspected drugs in Laois.

Gardaí seized €161,000 worth of cocaine, pending analysis, following a search of a house in the Patrick Street area of Portarlington yesterday.

A man in his early 20s was arrested.

Gardaí also seized more than €7,000 in cash, mobile phones and other drug-related paraphernalia that was discovered during the search.

The arrested man is currently detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section of 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.

- This story was first published at 10.13am

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