Under-the-radar’ farmer arrested in connection with €8.2m drugs haul
Record haul: Asst Commissioner John O Driscoll with Det Chief Supt Angela Willis. Photo: Frank McGrath
February 13 2021 08:23 AM
An ‘under-the-radar’ farmer who works land in rural Co Kildare has been arrested in connection with the biggest drugs bust of the year.
The 46-year-old, who had no known previous involvement in organised crime, is being quizzed by specialist detectives following the seizure of drugs valued at €8.2m.
This included a €7.4m cannabis haul in Co Kildare and 11kg of cocaine, valued at €770,000, found in a follow-up search of a car.