Dublin: Cocaine Worth €1.2m Seized By Gardai: UPDATED

17 Mar

An investigation is being carried out after €1.2m worth of cocaine was discovered in a container.

Gardaí - Say that the container only recently arrived in the country
Gardaí – Say that the container only recently arrived in the country

An investigation is being carried out after €1.2m worth of cocaine was discovered in a container.

The 17kg of cocaine was found in a hold-all bag in a container in west Dublin.

Gardaí believe that the container only recently arrived in Ireland.

No arrests have been made, but investigations and forensic examinations are ongoing.

ALSO: NEWS UPDATE ADDITION:

A large-scale cannabis-growing factory housing 1,720 plants worth 680,000 euro has been uncovered by gardai.

Cannabis farm raided in Co Meath Enlarge photo

Five men were arrested when officers raided the large shed on a rural farm in Bective, Co Meath.

Three of the suspects are being questioned in Kells, with two in Navan garda station.

They are all Irish nationals and are aged 32, 37, 40, 43 and 60.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit and local units in Meath were involved in the operation.

www.garda.ie

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