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Man (50s) arrested after drug seizure in midlands

Image of the drugs seized in Laois provided by Gardai
Image of the drugs seized in Laois provided by Gardai

A man is under arrest after gardai seized a quantity of cannabis in Laois yesterday.

Gardai say the discovery was made following a planned search of a house in the Portarlington area at 10.55pm last night.

The man was arrested at the scene.

According to gardai the cannabis herb seized has an approximate street value of €80,000.

The man, who is in his 50s, is currently detained under Section 2 of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act at Portlaoise Garda station.

Gardai released two images of the drugs seized (below)