A man in his 40’s has been remanded into custody after appearing in Gorey District Court on drugs charges linked to a €800,000 cannabis seizure.
The discovery was made by Gardai during a routine operation on the M9 motorway in Carlow on Thursday.
A van was stopped at a checkpoint on the motorway at approximately 5.40pm.
During a search of the vehicle, Gardaí recovered a large quantity of cannabis herb, pending analysis, in vacuum packaging, estimated to be valued at €800,000.
The driver of the van, a man in his 40’s, was arrested at the scene and has been remanded into custody in Cloverhill prison to appear in court at a later date.