€3.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Laois
Four men have been arrested as a result of the seizure.
€3.9 million worth of cannabis has been seized from a vehicle in Laois.
At approximately 9.15am on Wednesday (1 July), as part of ongoing intelligence operations carried out by the Laois Drugs Unit supported by local units and national units targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs, a vehicle was stopped by Gardaí in the Raheen area of Laois.
A search of the vehicle was carried out where a substantial quantity of suspected cannabis herb and a large amount of suspected cannabis products were seized by Gardaí.
The estimated value of this seizure is approximately €3.9 million.
Gardaí have said that all seized items remain subject to analysis.
Four men were arrested at the scene. Two men in their 30s are currently being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station while two men in their 40s are currently being detained at Tullamore Garda Station.
All four men are detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.