Drug seizure outside Kildare town

Gardai siezed drugs worth €315,000 when they stopped a van on the M7 close to Kildare town on Tuesday evening, October 4.

Gardai siezed drugs worth €315,000 when they stopped a van on the M7 close to Kildare town on Tuesday evening, October 4.

Two men, one in his 40s, and the other in his 50s, were arrested as a result of the incident, which happened at 8pm. Gardai discovered 3.5 kgs of cocaine and 10 kgs of cannabis resin in the van.

The two men, who are Irish nationals, were arrested at the scene and are detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Carlow Garda station.