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Joint operation Two held after massive haul of cannabis worth more than €1m is seized in Kilkenny

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

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Part of the massive haul in Killkenny

Part of the massive haul in Killkenny

Part of the massive haul in Killkenny

Two men are being held by gardai following an operation in in Kilkenny that resulted in a massive haul of cannabis worth more than €1m.

A total of 59kgs of cannabis with an estimated street value of €1,180,000 was seized by Revenue Officers in a joint operation alongside Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) officers.

Gardaí arrested a man aged in his 20s at the scene and he is currently detained at Kilkenny Garda Station.

Gardaí subsequently arrested a man in his 40s after a vehicle was later intercepted in the Kilkenny area.

Gardai said that on Thursday, October 7, “as part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected to be involved in an organised crime group operating in the Kilkenny area, a joint operation was conducted by personnel attached to the Revenue Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).

“During the course of this operation 59kgs of cannabis with an estimated street value of €1,180,000 (€1.18 Million) was seized by Revenue Officers.

“Gardaí arrested a man aged in his 20s at the scene and he is presently detained at Kilkenny Garda Station.

“A vehicle was subsequently intercepted in the Kilkenny area and Gardaí arrested a man aged in his 40s and he is also detained at Kilkenny Garda Station.”

Gardai added: “Both men are detained pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996."

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