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Gardai in Louth seize €250,000 in operation probing organised crime gangs

Suspected cocaine found

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Gardai in Louth seize €250,000 in operation probing organised crime gangs

Gardai conducted searches in Drogheda

As part of an ongoing operation targeting the members and activities of rival organised crime gangs in Drogheda, Gardai seized in excess of €250,000 in cash yesterday.

At 2pm on Thursday Crime Units and Detective Unit from Drogheda Garda station assisted by members of the Armed Support Unit conducted searches of the buildings and surrounding areas of a Halting Site at Mell in Drogheda.  

During the course of the search cash in excess of €250,000 was discovered. There was also an amount of suspected cocaine found estimated to be worth about €5,000.

No arrests wee made at the time and investigations are ongoing at Drogheda Garda station.