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Huge heroin seizure on motorway

Friday, 27th June, 2014 12:00pm

Story by Ann Casey
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Huge heroin seizure on motorway

Gardai have seized over €4million worth of heroin in a search of a truck on the M1, just outside Drogheda.
As part of on-going intelligence-led operation targeting the sale, supply and distribution of controlled substances, Gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) based at Dublin Castle, assisted by local detective unit in Drogheda stopped and searched an articulated truck on the M1 last night.
During the course of the search Gardai discovered 27 kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of €4.05 million  A male (40 years) and female (43 years) were arrested at scene and a second male (40 years) was arrested in a follow up search and all three are currently detained at Coolock and Drogheda Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

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