Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Three arrested over drugs haul

Heroin, cocaine, cannabis herb and cannabis plants were seized as part of the operation in Drogheda

Detectives have arrested three men after the discovery of a one million euro drugs haul.

Heroin, cocaine, cannabis herb - known as weed or grass - and cannabis plants were seized as part of the operation in Drogheda.

Investigating officers said they found some of the drugs when they stopped a car in the Co Louth town yesterday as part of an "intelligence-led" operation.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

During follow-up raids this morning, more seizures were made when a second car was stopped and an apartment was searched.

Another two men - one aged in his 30s and one in his 50s - were also detained.

They are being questioned at Drogheda Garda station under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The 28-year-old man was expected to appear before a special sitting of Ardee District Court.

The drugs have been sent for forensic analysis.

The operation, targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Co Louth, was led by the Garda National Drugs Unit.

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