Gardaí find €20,000 of suspected cannabis in car near Loughrea

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Gardaí seized €20,000 worth of suspected cannabis and arrested one person after searching a vehicle near Loughrea yesterday.

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Bookeen North area of Loughrea shortly before 8pm on Wednesday.

During the course of the search approximately €20,000 of suspected cannabis herb was located in the boot of the car.

A woman in her mid-20s was arrested and detained at the North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

She was later released without charge, and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Suspected cannabis seized in Loughrea