Garda detectives seized €160,000 in cash from a car following a stop and search operation at Auburn Heights on the east side of Athlone on Friday night last.
The sum of money was confiscated and a male in his 20s was arrested at the scene.
Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser this week, Sergeant Andrew Haran confirmed the incident had occurred and a money laundering file was presently being prepared for the DPP.
“A male in 20s was arrested, detained and released on Saturday evening following the stop and search operation at Auburn Heights. A file is presently being prepared for the DPP,” Sergeant Haran confirmed.