Woman arrested following seizure of €1 million worth of suspected drugs in Co Meath 1 week ago

Woman arrested following seizure of €1 million worth of suspected drugs in Co Meath

The discovery was the result of an intelligence led operation by the Navan Detective Unit and the Meath Divisional Drug Unit.

Gardaí have arrested a woman after they discovered €1 million worth of suspected cocaine, cannabis and tablets in an operation last night.

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The woman, who Gardaí say is in her early 30s, is currently being detained at the Navan Garda Staion under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

The drugs seized are being sent to Forensic Science Ireland for further analysis.

Two other people - a woman in her early 30s and a man in his late 30s - were arrested during a follow up search, and are being held at Kells Garda Station.

During their search, authorities discovered drug paraphernalia including an industrial tablet press, as well as phones and other documents.

Gardaí shared a statement outlining the drugs bust on their official website.

It reads:

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"At approximately 9:20pm, as a result of an intelligence led operation conducted by the Navan Detective Unit and the Meath Divisional Drug Unit, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle in Slane, County Meath.

"During the course of a search of this vehicle, Gardaí located and seized approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine (pending analysis).

"The sole occupant of the vehicle, a woman in her early 30s, was arrested at the scene and she is currently being detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

"In a follow up search of a residence in Wilkinstown, County Meath, later that evening, Gardaí seized approximately €480,000 of suspected cannabis herb, approximately €400,000 of suspected tablets (Alprazolam, Diazepam, and MDMA), and approximately €70,000 of suspected cocaine."

The statement continued:

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"Gardaí also seized an industrial tablet press and other drug paraphernalia, documentation, and phones during this follow up search.

"A woman in her early 30s and a man in his late 30s were arrested at the scene and both persons are being detained at Kells Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996."

The investigation is ongoing.