Man due in court charged in connection with Longford drugs seizure

A man in his 50s is due in court this afternoon a following a cannabis seizure worth an estimated €200,000 in Edgeworthstown last night.

The discovery was made after Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Garda Special Crime Task Force stopped a vehicle in Edgeworthstown Co Longford yesterday, Thursday 7th February 2019

The vehicle was subsequently searched and cannabis herb was discovered.

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The seizure was made as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting a west Dublin organised crime gang and involving Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau.

The man, who was being detained at Granard Garda station has been charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear in court in Mullingar this afternoon.