Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny: Two Men Arrested After Gardai Seize Cannabis Worth €650,000: UPDATED

8 Feb

Two men have been arrested following a drug seizure near Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.

 Cannabis - Separate seizures in Co Kilkenny and Dublin
Cannabis – Separate seizures in Co Kilkenny and Dublin

Two men have been arrested following a drug seizure near Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.

The men, who are both in their 40s, were detained after gardaí from the Carlow/Kilkenny division stopped and searched a truck and a car at around 7.30pm.

Gardaí seized what is believed to be cannabis resin with an estimated street value of €650,000 (subject to analysis).

The two men are being detained at Carlow Garda Station.

Cannabis worth €400,000 seized in Dublin

Three men are being questioned after 32kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of €400,000 was seized in Dublin.

Gardaí say one of the men is a member of an organised criminal gang dealing in cocaine, cannabis and heroin – and has been a target of the National Drugs Unit and the Organised Crime Unit for some time.

He was arrested along with another man after the drugs were loaded into a van in Cabra last night.

A third man was arrested in the house where the drugs were stored.

They were arrested following a joint operation by the Garda National Drugs Unit and the Organised Crime Unit after a van was loaded and stopped on Faussagh Avenue Road in Cabra with 25kg of cannabis herb.

Another 7kg was found when the house the men came out from with the boxes was searched.

NEWS UPDATE:

Three men arrested in connection with the seizure of €400,000 herbal cannabis earlier this week are to appear in court in Dublin this morning.

Two of the men, aged 25 and 40, were arrested when officers seized 25kg of the drug at a property on Fassaugh Road in Cabra on Sunday.

A man (31) was arrested during a follow up search at a house on Carnlough Road in Cabra yesterday, where a further 7kg of cannabis was discovered.

The men are currently being detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act. Two of the men are being held at Finglas Garda station and the other is detained in Cabra.

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