Seven Million Euro Worth Of Drugs Seized In Meath


Update: Thursday, November 16th 2017, 16.30 (Original story, 9.15am).

Gardaí have this evening revealed the total street value of the drugs seized during their planned operation was in fact to the sum of seven million euro.

Detectives are currently liasing with authorities in the Netherlands amidst the ongoing international operation.


Drugs worth up to €5M have been seized in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Two men in their 30s were also arrested by gardai in a planned operation targeting organised crime.

It’s understood the sting was targeting the Kinahan crime gang, and further arrests are expected in the Netherlands later.

In a planned operation yesterday afternoon, gardai searched two industrial units in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and discovered vast quantities of cocaine and cannabis herb.

While not all of the drugs have been assessed, sources say they’re worth between two to five million euro.

The two men, aged 31 and 37, were arrested at the scene and are being held in Ashbourne Garda station. The men, who are from Dublin, can be held for up to seven days.

Speaking from the Netherlands, Assistant Commissioner, John O’Driscoll, said the significant operation was coordinated with international law enforcement colleagues.

Searches of the two scenes will resume this morning, and further arrests are likely, possibly in the Netherlands.