Over €1.5 million worth of drugs seized by Gardaí in Kildare
A man has been arrested in connection with the seizure.
A man has been arrested following a seizure of over €1.5 million of drugs in Kildare.
Gardaí intercepted a vehicle on the M1 in Meath on Saturday morning (7 May).
During a search of his vehicle, approximately €39,750 in cash was located.
The driver, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ashbourne Garda Station where he is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
A number of properties in the Newbridge area in Kildare were searched at approximately 12pm on Saturday.
Approximately €420,000 of suspected cocaine and €1.12 million of suspected cannabis were seized, along with suspected mixing agents and other drug paraphernalia.
All of the drugs seized will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.
Investigations are ongoing.
During the course of a number of searches yesterday in Kildare & Meath as part of Operation Tara, over €1.5 million of suspected cannabis & cocaine was seized along with €39,750 in cash. A man in his 20s was arrested & is currently being detained at Ashbourne Garda Station. pic.twitter.com/Vaz3o25Y7S
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) May 8, 2022