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GARDA RAID Almost €1m worth of suspected drugs, guns and cash seized in Co Meath

A man (40s) was arrested at the scene

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Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

Gardaí have seized almost €1 million in suspected drugs, €500,000 in cash and three firearms and ammunition during a raid in Co Meath on Tuesday morning.

During the search operation, gardai also uncovered three firearms, two silencers and a cache of ammunition.

The raid was carried out at a business premises at Rathfeigh, Co Meath, with assistance from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Customs Unit, the Garda Dog Unit and Gardaí from Ashbourne.

During the course of the operation officers seized drugs with an estimated value of €958,800 (pending analysis).

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Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

Gardaí have seized approximately €958,800 of suspected drugs, €489,120 in cash and three firearms with ammunition during a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

The haul consisted of €570,000 of suspected MDMA tablets, €156,000 of suspected MDMA powder, €140,800 of suspected cocaine, €80,000 of suspected cannabis herb.

Around 6,000 suspected Xanax tablets with an estimated value of €12,000 were also seized.

They also uncovered a large cash pile to the value of €489,120.

Gardaí also recovered a Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun, two Walter 9mm handguns, two silencers, and 75 rounds of 9mm Luger and Fiocci ammunition.

These firearms will be sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.

A man (early 40s) was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Ashbourne Garda Station under drug trafficking legislation.

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