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drugs haul Gardai seize cocaine and cannabis worth €180k from a vehicle in Drogheda


Drugs seized. Photo credit: An Garda Siochana

Drugs seized. Photo credit: An Garda Siochana

Drugs seized. Photo credit: An Garda Siochana

Gardaí working on Operation Stratus - which focuses on the sale and supply of illegal drugs in Drogheda - have made another significant seizure in the town.

Almost €180,000 worth of cannabis herb and cocaine was discovered following the search of a vehicle in the town centre yesterday.

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drugs Unit based at Drogheda and members of the Drogheda Detective Unit stopped and searched the vehicle which was observed on the outskirts of Drogheda town shortly after 9pm.

“During the course of the search, suspected cannabis herb to the value of €108,000 along with suspected cocaine to the value of €70,000 was found and seized,” a garda spokesman said.

“The drugs seized are subject to forensic analysis.”

Gardaí said that although no arrests have been made “at this time”, they are following a definite line of enquiry.

“Investigations are ongoing,” they added.

Since Operation Stratus was launched in October 2018 in Drogheda, Co Louth it has resulted in significant results by local Gardaí in the Drogheda Garda District supported by wider Garda Resources in the Louth Division and National Units.

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