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06 Dec 2021

Leinster Gardaí and Customs Officers seize huge drugs shipment in organised crime sting

Gardaí and Revenue seize €1.94 million worth of drugs

Gardaí and Customs Officers with Revenue Commissioners have intercepted nearly €2 million worth of cannabis herb.

The agencies have revealed that 97 kgs of cannabis with an estimated worth of €1.94 million was seized in the Rathfeigh area in Co Meath yesterday, Wednesday, November 17.

In what was described as an intelligence-led joint operation, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit, and the Revenue Customs Service targeted individuals suspected to be involved in an organised crime group.

Gardaí have arrested a 59-year-old male and a 61-year-old male and both were detained at Ashbourne Garda station.

Revenue said the operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs.

The asked businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing. 

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