2 jailed as cannabis worth EUR1.2 m and gun taken by gardaí

Gardaí have actually taken a big amount of cannabis and money together with a gun and ammo following a search operation in counties Louth and Monaghan on Saturday.

Members of the force connected to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Criminal offense Bureau performed browsed in both counties around 12pm and were supported by members of the Garda Pet System.

Throughout the searches, cannabis with an approximated street worth of EUR1.2 million was taken together with one gun and ammo.

Some EUR100,000 in money, thought to be the earnings of criminal activity, was likewise taken.

2 individuals, a 29-year-old male and 26-year-old woman, have actually been jailed on suspicion of participation in drug trafficking and are being apprehended under Area 2 of the Wrongdoer Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Castleblayney garda station.

The operation was done as part of continuous examinations targeting people presumed to be associated with organised criminal activity.

In a declaration, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll stated:

” Organised criminal activity groups continue to run regardless of the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the Garda Síochána is pursuing them with rigour and decision. It is this decision which has actually triggered success today, where the Garda National Drugs and Organised Criminal offense Bureau helped by the Garda Pet System, have situated and took a large amount of drugs, a gun, ammo and money presumed to the earnings of criminal activity.

” We continue to target those triggering most damage in our neighborhood. Minimizing the schedule of illegal drugs and guns that trigger unknown anguish in our neighborhoods will continue to be our concern and our company believe that the seizure today will add to the interruption and prospective supreme taking apart of specific organised criminal activity groups that we continue to target, constructing on other current success we have actually attained”.


In a different operation in Dublin on Friday, gardaí took EUR57,000 worth of presumed drug and EUR8,450 in money.

The products were discovered throughout a search of a home in the Finglas location together with a hydraulic press and drug stuff. A male in his 20s was jailed at the scene and was apprehended under Area 2 of the Wrongdoer Justice Act 1996 at Bridewell garda station and has actually considering that been charged.

The search was done as part of an operation into the sale and supply of regulated drugs in the North Dublin area.

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