In the course of an intelligence led operation targeting organised criminality, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau supported by the Garda National Crime and Security Intelligence Service stopped and searched two vehicles on the M3 Motorway near Ashbourne County Meath earlier today, Saturday, 11th July 2020.
The searches that were undertaken with the assistance of the Revenue Customs Service resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of cocaine (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €1,200,000. Two men, aged 35 and 62 years, were arrested and are currently detained, pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Ashbourne Garda Station.
Speaking today Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, who is head of the bureau at GNDOCB, said, "An Garda Síochána is committed to continuing to disrupt the activities of organised criminals supplying drugs to our communities. This seizure of a substantial quantity of cocaine today is another example of our relentless efforts to disrupt this supply, enabling us to keep people safe.”