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Friday 22 September 2017

€3.2m worth of cannabis seized and four men arrested in massive crime operation raids

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardaí arrested four men and seized €3.2m worth of drugs during a massive operation yesterday.

A number of individuals and cars were intercepted in Ashbourne, Meath for a stop-and-search at approximately 4pm.

Revenue, the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crime Task Force were all involved in the haul.

Gardaí also searched a local business premises during the operation.

Officers discovered approximately 160 kilos of cannabis herb during the raids, with a street value of almost €3.2m.

Four Irish men, aged between 25 and 61, were arrested at the scene for drug trafficking offences.

Investigations are ongoing.

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