Three arrested following €1 million drug seizure in Meath

Friday, April 30

Gardaí have seized over €1 million of suspected cocaine, cannabis, and tablets, and arrested three persons, following a number of searches in County Meath on Thursday evening.

At approximately 9:20pm, as a result of an intelligence led operation conducted by the Navan Detective Unit and the Meath Divisional Drug Unit, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle in Slane, County Meath.

During the course of a search of this vehicle, Gardaí located and seized approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine (pending analysis).

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a woman in her early 30s, was arrested at the scene and she is currently being detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

In a follow up search of a residence in Wilkinstown, County Meath, later that evening, Gardaí seized approximately €480,000 of suspected cannabis herb, approximately €400,000 of suspected tablets (Alprazolam, Diazepam, and MDMA), and approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine.

All of 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.

The three arrested persons have now all been charged in relation to this investigation.

They are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Court 2, on 1 May at 10.30am.