Gardaí seized drugs worth 20,100 euros, a firearm and ammunition and arrested a man after a search operation in Co Laois today.
The man, in his 30s, was arrested and charged in connection with a cannabis seizure.
He is due to appear before Portlaoise District Court at a later date.
As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí conducted a series of searches in the Portarlington area this morning.
Searching a property, Gardaí discovered a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition.
The items seized will now undergo further analysis by Forensic Science Ireland.
During two separate searches, Gardaí seized herbal cannabis valued at €2,180 and cocaine valued at €17,920.
The ISPCA assisted Gardaí in this operation, and a number of dogs and horses were confiscated for animal welfare reasons.
The search operation, aimed at selling and supplying drugs in Laois, was carried out by Laois Drug and Detective Units assisted by the Garda Armed Support Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.
investigations are ongoing.
https://www.independent.ie/news/gardai-seize-drugs-worth-20100-a-firearm-and-arrest-one-man-30s-in-co-laois-42150329.html Gardaí seize €20,100 worth of drugs, a firearm and arrest a man (aged 30) in Co Laois