Yesterday ( Sunday 14th August)  in the course of an ongoing intelligence led operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Co. Roscommon under Garda Operation Tara, a search was conducted and 9 kilos of cannabis was seized.

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug unit and assisted by members from Castlerea Garda station stopped and searched a van late last night in Ballaghaderreen and cannabis was seized with an estimated street value of €180,000.

The drugs will now be forwarded for analysis.

The driver of the van, a man in his early 40s was arrested at the scene and brought to Castlerea Garda station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

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