Gardaí arrest man in connection with drugs worth €1.4 million found in fridge 3 months ago

Gardaí arrest man in connection with drugs worth €1.4 million found in fridge

The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into transnational organised crime.

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with a seizure of €1.4 million worth of drugs on Saturday (22 January).

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An operation was conducted as part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected of involvement in transnational organised crime.

The joint intelligence led operation involved personnel from the Revenue Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Wicklow/Wexford Garda Divisions.

This resulted in a vehicle being stopped in Dublin Port.

In a subsequent search of a refrigerated unit, Laddie the Customs Dog located 20 kg of cocaine hidden within the unit.

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The drugs with an estimated value of €1.4million were subsequently seized.

A man, aged 22 years, was arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences.

He is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

The investigation is ongoing.

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