Gardai: Massive cocaine and cannabis seizure not yet linked to Kinahan cartel

Latest: Gardai have said there is no indication yet that the Kinahan cartel was behind a major drugs seizure in Co Meath which the force confirmed this afternoon has netted €3.8 million worth of cannabis and ecstasy.

Gardai: Massive cocaine and cannabis seizure not yet linked to Kinahan cartel

Update 3pm: Gardai have said there is no indication yet that the Kinahan cartel was behind a major drugs seizure in Co Meath which the force confirmed this afternoon has netted €3.8 million worth of cannabis and ecstasy. 

A 31 year old man is being questioned about the haul at Kells Garda Station. His arrest followed the search of a house in Stamullen yesterday.

Chief Superintendent Fergus Healy is leading the investigation and speaking at a press briefing this afternoon he said: "This find was part of an ongoing intelligence led operation which brought us to home in the Stamullen area."

Earlier: Gardaí have seized €5.3m worth of drugs and arrested a man in an operation in Co. Meath yesterday.

Officers searched a house in a planned operation at Clinstown, Stamullen, Co. Meath at 2.45pm yesterday and found what was described as "a significant quantity of drugs".

Detectives using the Garda Dog Unit to search the house, lands and vehicles found 160kgs of cannabis herb, around 30kgs of cocaine, and 2.5 kgs of cannabis resin.

They estimate that the street value of the cocaine is €2.1m, the street value of the cannabis herb is €3.2m and the cannabis resin is valued at €50,000.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is being held at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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