Three held over cocaine and heroin seizure in Co Meath
Published 26/05/2011 | 12:51
Three men were arrested after a 30kg haul of cocaine and heroin was found in an apartment complex.
The men, aged 31, 34 and 36, were held after a raid on the block in Navan, Co Meath last night.
Twenty-two kilos of cocaine were found in the underground car park of the flats before follow-up searches found another seven kilos of the drug and one kilo of heroin in an apartment.
In addition, €50,000 in cash was also found.
The intelligence-led raids were carried out by the drugs squad, customs and local officers from Kildare and Meath.
The three suspects were being held under drug trafficking laws at Kells and Finglas Garda stations.
Customs officials said the raid was launched after the 22kg shipment of cocaine was detected coming through Dublin Airport.
The drugs were concealed in a courier parcel from South America.
Officers also discovered a cocaine-mixing facility and utensils in the apartment.