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drugs haul Gardai release photographs of massive €2.8 million cocaine seizure in Donegal

"This significant seizure has reduced the supply of illegal drugs in our community thereby increasing community safety.”

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Cocaine seized in Co Donegal Pic: An Garda Siochana

Cocaine seized in Co Donegal Pic: An Garda Siochana

Cocaine seized in Co Donegal Pic: An Garda Siochana

Gardaí have released photographs of the haul of €2.8m worth of cocaine seized from a van in Co Donegal.

The discovery of 33kgs of the drug was made when officers became suspicious when a van brought in from the UK in Milford, Co Donegal went unclaimed.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

A garda spokesman said: “The Milford District Drugs Unit, Donegal Division in an intelligence led operation seized and examined a vehicle which resulted in the seizure of 41kg of a substance believed to cocaine with an estimated value of €2,800,000.

"Investigating Gardaí at Milford are liaising with the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Police Service of Northern Ireland in respect of this investigation."

Superintendent David Kelly, Milford leading the investigation said today: "This significant seizure has reduced the supply of illegal drugs in our community thereby increasing community safety.”

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