‘Nervous’ looking driver caught with €3,600 of cannabis at Garda checkpoint
KILKENNY gardai seized €3,600 worth of illegal cannabis when they stopped and searched a car being driven by a “nervous” looking young man.
The incident occurred at a routine checkpoint in Raheen, New Ross, just after midnight on Sunday.
A Garda spokesperson said the 28-year-old male driver appeared to be nervous, and the car was searched.
Officers discovered a quantity of cannabis hidden under the bonnet of the vehicle.
The drugs are estimated to be worth €3,600.
The driver was arrested and taken to New Ross Garda Station where he was questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act
He was subsequently released without charge.
Garda confirmed a file on the matter is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).