Gardaí investigating following major drug seizure on M8

Update 3.55pm: Gardai are investigating a major drug seizure in Co Tipperary.

The drugs were found after officers stopped a car for alleged speeding on the M8 near Cashel yesterday afternoon.

A 39-year-old man was driving the car.

He was arrested for no insurance, no road tax -and on suspicion of drunk driving.

The car was seized, officers carried out a search of the car and the man and found Cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €38,000.

Gardai say the man has appeared before a special sitting of Cashel district court this afternoon charged in connection with the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Earlier: Gardaí seize drugs during arrest of man caught speeding on motorway in Tipperary

Gardaí have seized €38,000 worth of cannabis after stopping a speeding car in Tipperary yesterday.

Officers were on patrol on the M8 yesterday afternoon when they detected a driver exceeding the speed limit at around 3pm.

They arrested the 39-year-old male driver on suspicion of drunk driving and for having no insurance and no road tax.

During the course of a search of the car and the man, around €38,000 worth of cannabis herb was seized.

The car was also seized and the man is due before a special sitting of Cashel District Court today.

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