GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man following the seizure of a drone, and a package containing mobile phones, chargers, and controlled drugs. 

At around 4pm yesterday, gardaí arrested a man in his 20s at St Johns’ Square near Portlaoise Prison as part of an ongoing investigation by the Laois Offaly Divisional Drugs Unit. 

At the scene, gardaí seized a drone along with a package containing mobile phones, chargers and quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine, and cannabis. The consignment of drugs was valued at €5,000. 

The man is currently detained at Portlaoise Garda Station where he can be held for up to seven days.

Two cars were also seized by investigating gardaí during the operation.

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