Man arrested as €1.5 million in drugs and cash seized in search of car and homes

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Gardai seized €1.5 million in drugs and arrested one man after a major operation on Saturday afternoon

Officers involved in Operation Tara intercepted a vehicle on the M1 in Meath at 11.30am where they found approximately €39,750 in cash.

The occupant of this vehicle, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ashbourne Garda Station where he is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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At midday, a number of properties were searched in the Newbridge area of Kildare as part of this investigation.

A garda spokesman said: “Approximately €420,000 of suspected cocaine and €1.12 million of suspected cannabis were seized during the course of a search of one of these properties.

A large sum of cash was seized
(Image: An Garda Siochana)

“Suspected mixing agents and other drug paraphernalia were also seized.

“All of the drugs seized will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.”

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