Man arrested by local Gardaí following Cannabis discovery

Gardaí have seized suspected Cannabis Herb worth €360,000, a shotgun and arrested a man following searches carried out in Sligo and Leitrim during yesterday and Sunday

The searches were carried out with the assistance of both uniform Gardaí and members attached to the Sligo and Leitrim Drug Divisional Units.
At approximately 4.15pm on Sunday, Gardaí seized a vehicle for breaches of Road Traffic Legislation in Sligo.

This led to the discovery of a number of packages which contained 17.5kg of suspected Cannabis Herb believed to be valued at €350,000.

In a follow up search in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim on Sunday Gardaí seized a shotgun and 0.5kg of suspected Cannabis Herb (pending analysis), estimated to be worth €10,000. The searches at this location continued yesterday and 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.