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.