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Gardai seize huge quantity of cannabis in planned raid


Gardai have seized cannabis herb and plants valued at almost €300,000 during a raid in the midlands.

At approximately 10pm on Wednesday evening, June 29, Gardai from the Portlaoise District carried out a planned search of a house on Main Street, Ballyroan, Laois.

During the course of the search cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €50,000 and cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €240,000, pending analysis, were seized.

Three men (mid 50s to mid 20s) were arrested at the scene and were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at  Portlaoise Garda Station.

All three men were charged and brought before Dublin District Court CCJ this morning, Saturday, 2nd July, 2016 and were remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court next Thursday, 7th July, 2016.