Major Cocaine And Cash Seizure...


Major Cocaine And Cash Seizure On Dublin/Meath Border

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There has been a major cocaine and cash seizure on the Dublin/Meath border.

It was part of a planned Garda operation involving the Defence Forces and the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Gardai stopped two vehicles on Monday afternoon in the Ward area on the Dublin/ Meath border where they found an estimated 1.2 million euro worth of cocaine

A number of follow up searches were carried out in six homes, 3 business premises and land in two locations

350 thousand euro in cash and 28 thousand pounds sterling was also found - along with financial documents, vehicles, electronic devices, a money counter and a vacuum-packing machine.

A man in his 40s has been arrested. on suspicion of committing organised crime offences and he's being questioned at a garda station in Meath.

Commenting on the operation, Assistant Commissioner of Organised and Serious Crime, Justin Kelly said: "The focus of An Garda Síochána is preventing harm to our communities. This operation has prevented a significant amount of cocaine making it onto our streets for supply, the profit from which would have been reinvested, not only in further drugs supply, but also to fuel other forms of violence and harm. Seizing this huge sum of cash is a significant blow for this organised crime group and demonstrates our strategy to dismantle such groups and deprive them of their illicit profits. I wish to thank all the members of An Garda Síochána from the various specialist sections involved in this substantial policing operation. I also wish express my gratitude to our Defence Forces personnel who also provided valuable assistance and expertise."

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