Armed gardai seized a staggering 7.4 million worth of cannabis in a dramatic operation last night.
The find was made after officers stopped a vehicle and then carried out follow up searches in Co Kildare on Thursday.
Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau as well as the Special Crime Task Force carried out the operation and found 374kg of suspected cannabis herb.
Two men, aged 49 and 46, were arrested in relation to the find.
They are currently being held at Naas Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardai have said the operation demonstrates their commitment to tackling the supply of drugs that cause “significant harm and misery” in Irish communities.
Naas Garda Station (Image: Google Maps)
Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis said: “The operation undertaken today involving participation by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and personnel in the DMR, which has resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs with an estimated street value of 7.4 million, demonstrates An Garda Síochánas continued determination to tackling the supply of controlled drugs, that cause significant harm and misery in our communities.
“We will continue to target those who are engaged in the distribution of illicit drugs and tackle criminality engaged in by organised crime gangs who benefit from such activity.
Assistant Commissioner John ODriscoll, who is the Head of Organised and Serious Crime, added: “The significant success being achieved by members of the Garda Síochána throughout the organisation in tackling serious and organised crime in the challenging circumstances arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, is outstanding and reflects their considerable ability and dedication.
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