Man Arrested In Limerick City As Gardaí Seize €230,000 Of Suspected Cannabis

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Cannabis Plant (Stock Image: Jane Klein @ edrosenthal.com)

Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €230,000 of suspected cannabis herb in Limerick city in the early hours of this morning.  

Shortly before 12.30am this morning, Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Castletroy area of Limerick. During the course of the search Gardaí seized €200,000 of suspected cannabis herb. The driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

As part of the investigation, Gardaí carried out a number of follow-up searches in Limerick city. During the course of one search at a house on Hyde Road, Gardaí seized a further €30,000 of suspected cannabis herb. No further arrests were made following these searches.

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