Wed, 11 Dec 2019

CO LOUTH - An extraordinary haul of drugs was seized in a sensitive operation in Drogheda, Co Louth of Tuesday.

20kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of €1.4 million euros were seized from a vehicle gardai intercepted and searched.

The intelligence-led operation was carried out under the banner of Operation Stratus, at around 12:35pm Tuesday by local gardai from Drogheda Garda Station.

The interception of the vehicle took place at the Donore Road Industrial Estate, in Drogheda.

Following a search of the vehicle, packages containing white powder were recovered, later assessed to comprise the 20kg of cocaine.

A man in his 30s ,was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardai say the operation is ongoing.

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