September 17, 2021

Look what gardai discovered at ‘routine’ checkpoint on Dublin-Waterford motorway

Gardai seized this massive haul of illegal drugs after they stopped and searched a vehicle on the M9 heading in the direction of Waterford.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was arrested after gardai discovered approximately €800,000 worth of suspected cannabis resin which was vaccum packed in the back of the vehicle.

Gardai said the vehicle was stopped and searched as part of a “routine” traffic checkpoint southbound on the M9 in county Carlow at around 5.40pm.

The driver of the van, a man aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Carlow Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Gardai said their investigations “are ongoing”.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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