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Teenager arrested after raid by drugs unit

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GARDAI in Killarney have arrested a man and seized an estimated €140,000 of suspected cannabis herb, KillarneyToday.com can reveal.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Killarney area, the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a wooded area in Kilcummin this morning.

During the course of the search they discovered 13 bags of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €130,000.

A man, aged in his late teens, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Killarney Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

A follow-up search was later carried out at house in the area and a further €10,000 of suspected cannabis herb was seized. Gardaí also seized a weighing scales and a small amount of cash.

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.