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Meath drugs haul: Gardaí revise-down estimated street value by €1.5 million

Gardaí earlier said cocaine and cannabis worth €5.3 million had been uncovered.

Updated at 4pm

GARDAÍ HAVE REVISED down the estimated street value of drugs seized in a raid in Co Meath yesterday, after earlier stating that cannabis and cocaine worth €5.3 million had been uncovered.

Officers showed off some of the drugs found at a press briefing this afternoon, at which they said the revised estimated street value was €3.8 million.

Gardaí from the Meath drugs unit obtained a search warrant and entered a premises in the Stamullen area yesterday afternoon.

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The house, lands and a number of vehicles were searched, turning up the haul.

In total, 160kgs of suspected cannabis herb, around 30kgs of suspected cocaine, and 2.5kgs of suspected cannabis resin was seized in the operation, along with a quantity of MDMA.

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At today’s briefing, in Kells Garda Station, gardaí said it was too early in the investigation to speculate on who the drugs may be linked to.

A man in his 30s arrested at the scene is still being questioned in relation to the find at Kells station.

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