Gardai seize drugs, shotgun during searches in Sligo, Leitrim

Gardaí have seized suspected cannabis herb worth €360,000, a shotgun and arrested one man following searches carried out in Sligo and Leitrim yesterday and today.

About 4.15pm yesterday Sunday, gardaí seized a vehicle for breaches of road traffic legislation in Sligo town.

This led to the discovery of a number of packages containing 17.5kg of suspected cannabis herb, believed to be valued at €350,000.

In a follow up search in Manorhamilton yesterday, gardaí seized a shotgun and 0.5kg of suspected cannabis herb, estimated to be worth €10,000.

The searches at this location have continued today, Monday.

A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested by Gardaí in connection with these seizures and taken to Ballymote Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of The Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

Investigations ongoing.