Friday 18 January 2019

Man (56) charged over €950,000 drug haul

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A 56-year-old man has been charged in connection with a drug seizure in Ashbourne, County Meath.

The man was arrested by gardaí in Ardee, County Louth as part of ongoing investigations into serious criminal activity in the Leinster region.

The arrest is linked to a search operation carried out in Ashbourne on November 15, 2017 in which cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of €950,000 was recovered by gardaí .

Speaking after the drug seizure last November, Assistant Commissioner John O’ Driscoll said that, "An Garda Síochána national units within Special Crime Operations (SCO) continue to target a range of criminality associated with organised crime.

"In this regard there is a particular emphasis, firstly, on protecting life and tackling threat to life incidents, but also, on targeting the sale of drugs and other illicit products and, importantly, targeting the financial gain and money laundering involved”.

The 56-year-old man will appear before Tuam District Court on Thursday morning.

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