Search of vehicle at checkpoint in Barraduff

An estimated €10,000 of suspected cannabis herb seized in Killarney

GARDAI have arrested and charged a man in relation to the seizure of €13,600 of suspected drugs and cash last night.

Gardaí from Killarney, who had set up an Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Barraduff village, stopped a car and spoke to the driver shortly after 8.00pm.

They conducted a search of the car and discovered €10,000 of suspected cannabis herb.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Killarney Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A follow-up search was later carried out at a house in Kerry and Gardaí seized approximately €3,600 in cash.

The man has since been charged and is due to appear before Killarney District Court on April 20 at 10.30am.

The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.