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Man due in court today following finds of €80,000 worth of drugs in Laois & Kerry

Two men were arrested in connection with the discoveries

Gardaí have seized approximately €80,000 worth of cannabis and arrested two men following the search of two separate vehicles in Kilgarvan and Portlaoise on Sunday (September 6).

Members of the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by local Gardaí, stopped & searched a vehicle while carrying out an intelligence-led operation in the Kilgarvan area at approximately 1pm.

Cannabis to the value of €60,000 was discovered and seized.

A man, aged in his thirties, was arrested at the scene and taken to Bantry Garda Station where he has since been charged. He is due to appear before Skibbereen District Court today (Tuesday, 8 September) at 10:30am.

In a related operation a second vehicle was stopped and searched in the Portlaoise area. €20,000 worth of cannabis was discovered and seized.

A man, aged in his forties, was arrested and has since been charged in relation to this incident. He is due to appear before Portlaoise District Court on 24 September at 10:30am.

All drugs seized are subject to analysis.