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Cannabis worth €70k seized in garda operation in Westmeath

Gardaí in Westmeath have seized €70,000 of cannabis following a search operation in the county last evening (Saturday)

At approximately 5:30pm, Gardaí attached to the Westmeath Divisional Drugs Unit conducted the search of a house under warrant, at Ardleigh Gate Mullingar. During the course of the search 3.5 kilos of suspected cannabis with an estimated vale of €70,000 was recovered.

A man in his 30s has been arrested and is currently detained at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. The drugs will be forwarded to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing.