Suspected cannabis seized near Mullingar yesterday evening.

€180,000 of suspected cannabis seized

Gardaí say “investigations are ongoing” following the seizure of approximately €180,000 of suspected cannabis, yesterday.

In a statement this afternoon, the garda press office said the seizure was part of Operation Tara.

“Gardaí seized approximately €180,000 of suspected cannabis in County Westmeath on Wednesday May 24, 2023.

“The seizure was made by gardaí from the Westmeath Division yesterday evening in the Slanemore area, as a result of ongoing enquiries.

“Approximately €180,000 of suspected cannabis was seized.

“All of the drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

“Investigations into this matter are ongoing.”