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Heroin and crack cocaine worth €60,000, plus €50,000 in cash, seized in Meath

Two men have been arrested.

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GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED controlled drugs and a firearm during a planned operation at a location in Pelletstown, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath earlier today.

Gardaí from the Special Crime Task Force, in collaboration with units from the Dublin and Meath regions and the Armed Support Unit, carried out the intelligence-led operation targeting organised crime.

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During the course of the search, heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of €60,000 (pending analysis) were recovered, along with approximately €50,000 in cash. A submachine gun (subject to technical examination) was also recovered.

Two men, aged 35 years and 23 years, were arrested and are currently being detained at Blanchardstown and Finglas garda stations under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

The location of the find is currently being preserved and gardaí said further searches will be carried out tomorrow morning.

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