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Drugs worth €70k seized by gardai

Gardai have seized more than €70,000 worth of drugs during a routine traffic stop in the Midlands region of the country.

Officers from Mullingar were on patrol when they stopped a vehicle on the M6 motorway at approximately 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

During the course of the search officers discovered 1kg of cocaine, subject to analysis.

The female driver of the vehicle (50) was subsequently arrested and taken to Mullingar Garda Station.