Two men charged in connection to an €8 million heroin seizure are appearing in court this morning.
The pair, who are in their 40s and 60s, are being brought before Dublin's Criminal Courts of Justice, Court Number 2.
On Friday, Gardaí and Revenue officers searched a light aircraft and a vehicle in Dublin and Kildare.
60 kg of vacuum-packed heroin was found, the largest seizure in the State this year, and the two men were arrested on suspicion of organised crime activity.
Assistant Commissioner Organised & Serious Crime Justin Kelly thanked those involved in the search and said the importance of intercepting supplies of heroin had been underlined by a recent wave of overdoses in Dublin.
"Worldwide, law enforcement agencies are seeing an increasing use of general aviation (non-commercial flights) to smuggle drugs," Assistant Commissioner Kelly said.
"This operation shows the importance of multi-agency co-operation - in this case between An Garda Síochána, Irish Customs and the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre in Lisbon, Portugal."
Main image: Drugs seized by Gardaí.