June 17, 2019
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‘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).

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