Gardai have seized a shotgun and cannabis herb worth €360,000 during searches carried out in Sligo and Leitrim.

At about 4.15 pm yesterday evening, Gardai seized a vehicle in Sligo town for breaches of road traffic legislation.

This led to the discovery of a number of packages of suspected cannabis herb, believed to be worth €350,000.

In a follow-up search in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim yesterday, Gardai seized a shotgun and cannabis herb worth about €10,000.

Searches are continuing at this location today.

A man in his 40's was arrested and brought to Ballymote Garda Station, where he's being detained under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.



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