Major drugs haul in Meath worth close to €4m

A man has been arrested and is being held at Kells Garda Station

Major drugs haul in Meath worth close to €4m

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Gardaí have revised down their valuation of a major drugs haul in County Meath this afternoon.

Cannabis and ecstasy worth approximately €3.8m was seized following the search of a house in Clinstown, Stamullen, Co. Meath yesterday.

Officers originally valued the drugs at €5.3m - believing the haul to be consisting of cocaine and cannabis.

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This afternoon, Gardaí said there is no indication as yet that the Dublin-based Kinahan gang was involved.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and is being held at Kells Garda Station.

Chief Superintendent Fergus Healy is leading the investigation:

“It was, as I said, an ongoing intelligence-led operation which brought us to a home in the Stamullen area – a rural area of the county,” he said.

“So we have a team of people working in the area and they were actively pursuing a certain line of inquiry which has led us to where we are today.”

Gardaí from the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Ashbourne detectives and the Garda Dog Unit, discovered the drugs following a search of the house, lands and vehicles at the property.