Man (21) and teenage girl arrested after seizure of cannabis worth €42,000

Gardaí found the drugs after stopping and searching a car in Mullingar

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A 21-year-old man and a teenage girl have been arrested after gardaí seized cannabis herb worth an estimated €42,000 in Westmeath.

The drugs were found after officers stopped and searched a car at around 5pm yesterday on the N52 at Cloghan, Mullingar. A sum of cash was also seized. 

The pair were arrested at the scene and are currently being detained at Mullingar garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.

The search was carried out as part of an operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Westmeath area.