Over €900,000 worth of drugs seized in Louth 11 months ago

Over €900,000 worth of drugs seized in Louth

Three people have been arrested as part of an operation carried out on Sunday.

Over €900,000 worth of drugs has been seized by Gardaí in Louth.

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An operation was carried out in Louth on Sunday morning (15 December) as part of ongoing intelligence led investigations associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) targeting suspected facilitators of drug trafficking.

During the operation, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted two vehicles simultaneously at approximately 1am while travelling in the vicinity of Ardee.

Cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €900,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with an animal transporter truck and a high powered car.

Two men aged 41 and 33 and one woman aged 33 were arrested and are currently detained for questioning at Dundalk and Ashbourne Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Follow up searches have since been carried out at locations in Leixlip, Kildare and Ballyshannon, Donegal, in the course of which Gardaí seized a vacuum packing machine and cash €8,000.