Updated: 19/10/17 : 14:17:00
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Arrest as €1m drugs haul seized in Offaly

Gardaí have seized drugs worth in excess of €1m during an operation in Co Offaly.

As part of ongoing investigations into organised criminal activity in the midlands, a search operation was carried out at a house, sheds and lands near Geashill yesterday evening.

During the search, gardaí recovered large quantities of cocaine and cannabis herb along with an amount of suspected amphetamine.

A sawn-off shotgun and large numbers of cartridges and rounds of ammunition were also recovered.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, 1996 at Tullamore Garda Station. He can be held for up to seven days.

The operation was led by the Laois/Offaly Drugs unit assisted by local Garda units based in Tullamore.

The investigation is ongoing.