Gardaí question six after drugs haul

Gardaí question six after drugs haul

Six men were being questioned by drugs squad officers today after two separate garda searches recovered more than €8m of cannabis and heroin.

A man in his 30s was arrested after one tonne of cannabis resin, worth more than €6m, was seized on an industrial premises in Dunboyne, Co Meath last night.

It is believed the massive haul was smuggled into the country through Dublin Port and tracked to the business.

In a separate raid in Kildare, four men were detained after a house was searched and 15 kilos of heroin recovered.

Another man was taken in for questioning in a follow-up search.

Organised crime units, the drugs squad, customs and local gardaí were deployed in the two operations.

The multi-million euro seizures are the latest successes for customs and drugs units after a €3m cocaine factory bust in Dublin and an €8m cannabis haul found in a flower truck from Amsterdam.


More in this Section

Covid-19: Government provides list of essential workersCovid-19: Government provides list of essential workers

Covid19: Ireland records highest number of deaths so far with 14 fatalities; 294 new casesCovid19: Ireland records highest number of deaths so far with 14 fatalities; 294 new cases

What you need to know about 'cocooning'What you need to know about 'cocooning'

Vandalism of Covid-19 posters branded ‘despicable’Vandalism of Covid-19 posters branded ‘despicable’


Lifestyle

As the clocks go ahead, so does your style. Corina Gaffney picks your new wardrobe heroesFashion forward: Spring fashion as the clocks change

Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated salesAntiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’SullivanBuyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

I wish I could write us all back in time, when we could pop to the shops without fear, when grandparents did not have to wave through a window at their grandchildren.Michelle Darmody: Recipes with simple ingredients

More From The Irish Examiner