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BREAKING: Louth gardai seize cocaine worth €1.4m

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David Lynch

Reporter:

David Lynch

BREAKING: Louth gardai seize cocaine worth €1.4m

Gardai have seized Cocaine with a street value of €1.4million in Drogheda.

As part of an intelligence led operation under Operation Stratus, at approximately 12.35p.m. today local Gardai from Drogheda Garda Station intercepted a vehicle at the Donore Road Industrial Estate, Drogheda, Co. Louth. 

Following a search of this vehicle, packages containing white powder which is believed to be cocaine (subject to analysis) was recovered.  In total 20kgs of cocaine with an estimated street value of €1.4 million euros has been recovered.

One male, in his thirties, was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Drogheda Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice ( Drug Trafficking ) Act 1996.