Thursday 23 November 2017

Arrests over €3m drugs haul

'Revenue officials supported by gardaí stopped and searched cars in Ashbourne, Co Meath, shortly before 4pm on Tuesday. A follow-up raid was carried out at a nearby business premises' (stock photo)
'Revenue officials supported by gardaí stopped and searched cars in Ashbourne, Co Meath, shortly before 4pm on Tuesday. A follow-up raid was carried out at a nearby business premises' (stock photo)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardaí are continuing to question four men in relation to the seizure of over €3m of drugs after intercepting a number of cars and searching a business.

Revenue officials supported by gardaí stopped and searched cars in Ashbourne, Co Meath, shortly before 4pm on Tuesday. A follow-up raid was carried out at a nearby business premises.

In total, authorities recovered 160kg of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €3.2m.

The operation involved customs officials, members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and gardaí from the eastern region.

The four men, aged between 25 and 61, are being questioned at Finglas and Kells garda stations.

The men, who are all Irish nationals, were arrested in relation to alleged drug trafficking offences.

One of the men being questioned is a long-time target of Revenue and is suspected of involvement in fuel-laundering.

A Garda spokesman said: "Joint investigations by Revenue and An Garda Síochána are continuing both domestically and internationally."

Irish Independent

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