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Court appearance Two men charged over €1.35m cannabis seizure in Ashbourne, Co Meath

Following the arrests, gardai carried out a search of a van and house on the property.

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Cannabis seized in Meath

Cannabis seized in Meath

Cannabis seized in Meath

Two men have been charged following the seizure of a staggering €1.35m of suspected cannabis herb in Co Meath.

The men were arrested by officers from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau after they were stopped leaving a property in the Macetown area of Ashbourne, Co. Meath at noon on Friday.

Following the arrests, gardai carried out a search of a van and house on the property.

Inside the van a substantial quantity of cannabis herb was recovered which was packaged and ready for delivery.

A significant quantity of cannabis was also recovered in the property.

In a statement gardai said: “As part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected to be involved in organised crime, personal attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) carried out an operation in the Meath area.

“A vehicle and one premises were searched as part of this operation.

“67.5kg of Cannabis Herb (pending analysis) with a value of €1.35 million was discovered and seized.

Both men are Polish nationals, aged in their 30s, with addresses in Clongriffin and Blanchardstown in Dublin.

They were detained at Finglas and Ashbourne Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

They have since been charged and will appear before a special sitting of Navan District Court at 12pm today, Sunday, 30th May, 2021.

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