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Can-a-busted Gardai and customs officers seize massive €2 million haul of herbal cannabis in Co Meath

Gardaí said they arrested two men, aged 59 and 61, at the scene and both are currently detained at Ashbourne Garda station

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This is the massive haul of herbal cannabis - worth almost €2 million - that gardai and customs officers have seized in Co Meath. 

The €1.94 million drug seizure was made in a joint operation conducted by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Revenue Customs Service yesterday.

The operation was carried out as part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected to be involved in an organised crime group operating in the Meath area.

“A joint operation was conducted by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit and the Revenue Customs Service,” gardaí said.

“During the course of this operation a premises was searched in the Rathfeigh area and 97kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €1.94 million was seized by Revenue Officers.”

Gardaí said they arrested two men, aged 59 and 61, at the scene.

“Both males are currently detained at Ashbourne Garda station pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996,” gardaí added. “Investigations are ongoing. "

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