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Drugs haul Man arrested after Gardaí seize almost €150,000 of suspected cannabis in Kerry

A man aged in his late teens was arrested at the scene

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The suspected cannabis

The suspected cannabis

The suspected cannabis

A man has been arrested after almost €150,000 of suspected cannabis was seized in Kerry today.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Killarney area, Gardaí from the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a wooded area in Kilcummin this morning, Sunday June 6th.

During the search, Gardaí discovered 13 bags of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €130,000.

A man, aged in his late teens, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Killarney Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

A follow-up search was later carried out at house in the area and a further €10,000 of suspected cannabis herb was seized. Gardaí also seized a weighing scales and a small amount of cash.

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

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