Gardaí seize €650,000 worth of suspected benzodiazepine tablets

Man arrested after large quantity of pills found in bin bags during search in Dundalk

The exact value of the seizure will be determined following a further analysis.

The exact value of the seizure will be determined following a further analysis.

 

Gardaí have arrested one man following the seizure of a large quantity of benzodiazepine tablets found in a vehicle in Dundalk, Co Louth.

An estimated €650,000 worth of suspected benzodiazepine tablets were seized following the search.

At about 5.50pm on Thursday, gardaí from the Dundalk drugs unit stopped and searched a vehicle on Bellewsbridge Road, Dundalk.

During the search gardaí discovered a number of full bin bags, which contained large quantities of benzodiazepine tablets. The exact value of the seizure will be determined following a further analysis.

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 30s, was arrested at the scene.

He is being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

A Garda spokesman said investigations were “ongoing” in the case.