Crime Monaghan

€580,000 Cannabis Seized and One Man Arrested , Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan

Gardaí have seized €580,000 in suspected cannabis herb and arrested a man following a search operation in the Castleblayney area of Co.Monaghan, Friday, 8th April 2022.

This morning’s search, which is part of Operation Tara, involved Gardaí attached to the Carrickmacross District assisted by personnel from Castleblayney Garda station, the Cavan/Monaghan Divisional search team and the Garda Dog Unit.

Following searches at the property, suspected cannabis herb was discovered sealed in a number of vacuum bags. The drugs seized are believed to have an estimated value of €580,000.
A man, aged in his 60s, was arrested at the scene following this seizure and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Castleblayney Garda Station. 

The man has since been charged and is set to appear before a sitting of Monaghan District Court tomorrow, Saturday, 9th April 2022 at 3.30pm.

The drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.
Investigations are ongoing.

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