Man arrested following motorway drugs stop

Man arrested following motorway drugs stop


Part of the drugs haul seized by Gardaí last night – Photo: Garda Press Office

Gardaí in Clare are questioning a man after they stopped a car and discovered an estimated six kilograms of herbal cannabis.

The vehicle was intercepted and stopped on the M18 motorway near Latoon last night.

The intelligence-led operation involved members of the Clare divisional drugs unit and local officers.

The man in his 40’s was taken to Ennis Garda station where he is still being questioned.

During a follow-up operation in Limerick City, a further six kilos of herbal cannabis were discovered.

The drugs and the vehicle were seized by gardaí and will be forensically examined.

The entire haul is believed to be worth almost €250,000 subject to analysis.

The man is being held in Ennis station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.