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Gardai seize €1 million worth of cannabis in Louth raid as man arrested

 5th January 2023

Gardai have seized cannabis valued at €1 million following a raid in Co Louth.

€1 Million Cannabis Seizure and Arrest© Gardai

Officers carried out a search on the Ecco Road in Dundalk shortly before 4pm on Tuesday.

They found 50kg of suspected cannabis, which will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for further analysis.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene.

He was taken to Dundalk Garda station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. Investigations ongoing.

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Gardai say the investigation is part of Operation Tara.

A spokesperson said: “This seizure forms part of Operation Tara; an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on 2nd July 2021. The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.”

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