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Garda's €2.5m cocaine bust a major blow to Drogheda feud criminal gang

Drugs supplied by Kinahan cartel to one faction in Drogheda feud

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Haul: The drugs seizure by gardaí was one of the biggest drugs busts of the year

Haul: The drugs seizure by gardaí was one of the biggest drugs busts of the year

Haul: The drugs seizure by gardaí was one of the biggest drugs busts of the year

One of the gangs embroiled in the deadly Drogheda feud has been dealt a massive blow after detectives seized €2.5m worth of cocaine which was "partially destined" for it.

Last night, three men remained in custody in two Dublin stations - a 59-year-old from Armagh and two Latvian nationals aged 44 and 48.

Senior sources revealed the drugs had been sourced by the Kinahan cartel to be distributed to a number of different crime networks, including the Maguire gang in Drogheda, as well as organised crime gangs based in Northern Ireland.