The operation began shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, 26th of September 2009.
Gardai have arrested four men and seized a quantity of cannabis herb valued €120,000 following searches in the Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Huntstown in Dublin 15, and at Athlone Co. Westmeath.
The operation began shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, 26th of September 2009, when Gardai stopped and searched a car at Main Street, Dunboyne, three kilos of what is believed to be cannabis herb were discovered.
In a follow up search, at a premises in Dunboyne, a further 2 kilos of cannabis were found.
Gardai then searched a house in Huntstown, Dublin 15, where they recovered 5kgs of the drug. A further 1kg was found following a search of a house in Athlone.
Four men have been arrested in relation to the seizure, two are in their 40s and two in their 20s. They are detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, three are held at Blanchardstown Garda station and one at Finglas. They may be detained for up to 7 days.
The operation was carried out by Gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit, the Garda Organised Crime Unit and local detectives.
Garda Press Office
26th Sept 2009