Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Gort area yesterday as part of Operation Tara.

Cannabis herb worth €10,000 (pending analysis) was discovered and one of the occupants of the car, a man in his 40s, was arrested.

He was taken to the North Western Regional HQ where he was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been released without charge.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The investigation is ongoing.


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