Gardai find large amount of drugs during routine speed check

NewsBy Sunday World

Gardai seized a large quantity of drugs during a routine speed check on the M11 yesterday.

The checkpoint was on the M11 at Ashford yesterday evening when the gardai stopped a black Ford Focus.

During the course of the incident, the vehicle was seized under Section 41 of Road Traffic Act and subsequently searched and three large bags of Cannabis Herb was discovered.

The estimated street value of the drugs seized is €60,000 (subject to analysis).

One man (late 40s) was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 2 of Drug Trafficking Act at Wicklow Garda Station.