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Man questioned after gardai find 117,000 euro of cocaine at checkpoint

Gardai stopped the man in his van in Clondalkin in Dublin.

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Gardai discovered 117,000 euro of cocaine (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gardai discovered 117,000 euro of cocaine (Brian Lawless/PA)

Gardai discovered 117,000 euro of cocaine (Brian Lawless/PA)

A man has been arrested after gardai discovered 117,000 euro worth of cocaine at a checkpoint in Dublin.

Gardai stopped the man in his van at a checkpoint on the Outer Ring Road in Clondalkin at about 6pm on Monday.

A search of the van was carried out and 1.7kg of cocaine was discovered.

The man, who is aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ronanstown Garda Station where he is detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1996.

PA