Over €1 million in cocaine and illicit prescription drugs seized across Ireland 1 year ago

Over €1 million in cocaine and illicit prescription drugs seized across Ireland

An estimated €550,000 in cash was also seized on Monday.

Over half a million euro in cash has been seized by Gardaí, as well as €1.1 million in cocaine and illicit prescription drugs.

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In the course of ongoing investigations targeting serious and organised crime involving criminals operating across Ireland, at approximately 6pm on Monday, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted a number of vehicles that were observed in the Donore Road and North Road areas of Drogheda.

Two males, aged 50 and 39, and a female aged 43, were arrested on suspicion of enhancing the ability of an organised crime gang to commit a serious offence.

A number of follow up searches were then carried out across Meath, Dublin, Louth and Wexford.

Gardaí confirmed that in the course of this operation a quantity of cash, estimated to be in excess of €550,000, most of which was vacuum packed, was located and seized along with substances believed to be cocaine and illicit prescription drugs, with a total estimated street value in excess of €1.1 million.

Three vehicles, six high value watches, two encrypted communications devices and two signal blocking devices were also seized as part of what Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis described as a "significant" haul.

Investigations are ongoing.

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