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Three people arrested as over €1 million worth of suspected cocaine, cannabis and tablets seized

The suspected drugs were seized during searches of a vehicle and a residential property in Co Meath.

The suspected drugs seized by gardaí in Co Meath
The suspected drugs seized by gardaí in Co Meath
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THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after gardaí seized over €1 million worth of suspected cocaine, cannabis and tablets during searches in Co Meath. 

At approximately 9.20pm yesterday, as a result of an intelligence led operation by the Navan Detective Unit and the Meath Divisional Drug Unit, gardaí intercepted a vehicle in Slane, Co Meath. 

During the course of the search of the vehicle, gardaí found and seized approximately €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine (pending analysis). 

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a woman in her early 30s, was arrested at the scene. She is currently being detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

In a follow-up search of a residence in Wilkinstown, Co Meath later that evening, gardaí seized approximately €480,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb, approximately €400,000 worth of suspected tablets (alprazolam, diazepam and MDMA) and approximately €70,000 worth of suspected cocaine. 

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis. 

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Gardaí also seized an industrial tablet press and other drug paraphernalia, documentation and phones during the follow-up search. 

A woman in her early 30s and a man in his late 30s were arrested at the scene. They are both being detained at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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