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Gardaí seize €700,000 worth of heroin and cannabis in Co Meath

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

File photo of a heroin seizure
File photo of a heroin seizure
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THREE MEN HAVE been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after Gardaí seized heroin, tablets and cannabis with an estimated value of €700,000.

An “ongoing intelligence-led” operation by the Organised Crime Unit and National Bureau of Criminal Investigations led Gardaí to Rathkenny, Co Meath yesterday afternoon.

At around 3.30 pm they arrested three men – aged 31, 35 and 44 – and seized an amount of cannabis at the scene.

Follow-up searches led to the discovery and seizure of heroin, tablets and cannabis herb and resin, along with a large sum of cash.

Yesterday’s operation is part of an investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in north-east Leinster.

The three men arrested are currently being detained at Kells and Navan Garda stations.

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