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Heroin worth €200k seized as gardaí stop and search two UK reg vehicles

They were stopped on the M1 just south of the border.

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THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested and around €210,000 worth of heroin seized after gardaí stopped and searched two UK registered vehicles on Saturday afternoon.

The vehicles were intercepted as part of a cross border operation carried out by the PSNI and officers from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

They were stopped on the M1 just south of the border at around 3.15pm.

According to a statement from gardaí:

“During this operation heroin ( pending analysis) with an estimated street value of €210,000 was seized and three people, two males aged 41 and 24 and one female aged 30, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

All three were detained for questioning under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Dundalk and Drogheda Garda Stations.

Follow up searches were conducted on both sides of the border following the joint investigation.

The three are scheduled to appear at a special sitting of Drogheda District Court at 11.45am today.

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