Man charged after €230,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb seized in Limerick

The seizure was made this morning after gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Castletroy area
Man charged after €230,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb seized in Limerick

During the course of one search at a house on Hyde Road, gardaí seized a further €30,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb. 

A man arrested after €230,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb was seized in Limerick has since been charged.

The seizure was made Thursday morning after gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Castletroy area.

During the course of the search, gardaí seized €200,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.

The driver, a man in his 60s, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Henry Street Garda Station.

He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

As part of the investigation, gardaí carried out a number of follow-up searches in Limerick city.

During the course of one search at a house on Hyde Road, gardaí seized a further €30,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.

No further arrests were made following these searches.

All of the suspected drugs were sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

The man is dues before a special sitting of the Ennis District Court this evening at 6pm.

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