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major bust Three arrested as more than €1 Million of suspected drugs seized following searches in Meath


Three people are being quizzed by gardaí following the seizure of a massive €1million worth of suspected drugs in Co Meath last night. 

The haul of cocaine, cannabis, and tablets were discovered following a number of searches carried out by the Navan Detective Unit and the Meath Divisional Drug Unit.

Gardaí intercepted a vehicle in Slane at approximately 9.20pm and found approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine.

A woman in her early 30s was arrested at the scene and was brought to Navan Garda Station where she is currently being held under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

In a follow up search of a residence in Wilkinstown, gardaí came across €480,000 of suspected cannabis herb, approximately €400,000 of suspected tablets, including lprazolam, Diazepam, and MDMA), and approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine.

Gardai said all the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Gardaí also seized an industrial tablet press and other drug paraphernalia, documentation, and phones during this follow up search.

A woman in her early 30s and a man in his late 30s were arrested at the scene and both persons are being detained at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

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