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Two arrested as €6.5m worth of drugs hidden in frozen meat seized

The seizure was part of an operation carried out by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí.

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TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after €6.5 million worth of cannabis hidden in a consignment of frozen meat was seized.

The Revenue’s Customs Service said last night that 800 kilogrammes was seized as part of operations which saw two men, aged 36 and 43, arrested and detained in Dublin.

The operation focused on a premises in Ballyfermot, Dublin where cannabis with an estimated street value of €3.6 million was seized.

Later, a follow-up search yielded a further quantity of cannabis which was seized in Naas, Co Kildare with an estimated street value of €2.9 million.

Officials said that the entire haul of cannabis was consigned as ‘frozen meat products’  when it arrived from Holland at Dublin Port.

The two men have been detained at Clondalkin Garda station and investigations are ongoing.

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