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Two arrested after cannabis herb worth €2.4m found in Co Meath

The arrests and find came during a garda operation yesterday.

Image: Cathal McNaughton/PA

CANNABIS HERB WORTH an estimated €2.4 million has been found in Co Meath.

Gardaí have seized the large quantity of drugs and arrested two men in an operation in the county as part of a joint investigation involving the Garda National Drug Unit, the Garda Organised Crime Unit, and Customs Drug Enforcement Officers.

A search was carried out at an address in Oldcastle, Co Meath yesterday.

During the course of the search, 120kgs of cannabis herb was located. The estimated street value of the seized cannabis is €2.4 million.

Two men, one aged 50 years and the other 31 years, and who are both Irish nationals, were arrested at the scene.

Both men are currently detained at Kells Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 and the operation is ongoing.

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