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Drugs And Sawn-Off Shotgun Seized At Property In Portlaoise

One man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene.

Over €285,000 worth of various drugs and a firearm were seized during a search operation in Portlaoise.

Shortly before 3pm on Sunday afternoon, Gardaí attached to the Laois Drugs Unit conducted a search of a property as part of Operation Tara.

During the course of the search operation, large quantities of suspected cannabis herb, cocaine and MDMA were seized as well as a small quantity of suspected cannabis resin.

A sawn-off shotgun and ammunition was also seized.

One man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at a Garda station in the Eastern Region.

Investigations are ongoing.

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