Gardaí struck a significant blow against drug crime following a number of raids in Dundalk and across the Louth division.
In a multiple pronged raid, Gardaí raided 14 premises across Dundalk, Ardee and Drogheda.
The coordinated raids are part of an ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Louth division.
During the operation €5,000 worth of tobacco, a number of cannabis plants, heroin and tablets with an estimated street value of €11,000 (subject to analysis), were seized in the successful operaton.
Two men, in their 20s, were arrested in Dundalk on 16th October, and were detained under Section 4.
They were charged and appeared before Dundalk District Court the same day and charged in relation to the incident.
One woman in her early 20s was arrested in Dundalk on Friday morning and was detained in Dundalk Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Also as part of the raids, a man in his late 30s was also arrested in Drogheda and was detained in Drogheda Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
He has been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
According to Gardaí: “These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.
“ Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.”