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Friday, 26th February 2021

Three arrests, €720k cannabis seized in searches in Louth, Meath and Dublin

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Part of the huge haul of cannabis seized yesterday.

Four addresses in Louth, Meath and Dublin were searched by Gardaí yesterday as part of an investigation targeting serious organised criminal activity.

The searches took place after the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) assisted by Revenue Customs and the Garda Dog Unit stopped and searched four vehicles in Ashbourne and West Dublin.

36kg of Cannabis (pending analysis) with an estimated street value of €720,000 was seized along with €22,000 in cash.

Three males, two in their 30s and one in his 40s were arrested and are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Ashbourne and Ronanstown Garda Stations.

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Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, head of Organised and Serious Crime, said today:

"The seizure of a significant quantity of illicit drugs and the arrest of three suspects demonstrates the value of ongoing positive working relationships forged by An Garda Síochána with partner agencies, in Ireland, with the Revenue Customs Service.

“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to tackle organised crime that impacts negatively on communities”.

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