7kgs of heroin was seized in early morning searches

€1 million worth of heroin seized in Meath and Dublin raids

An estimated €1million worth of heroin has been seized in raids in Meath and Dublin.

In a joint operation this morning (Sunday 1st September, 2019), involving members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the United Kingdom National Crime Agency, a number of searches were carried in Dublin and Meath.

A seizure of 7kgs of heroin with an estimate value €1million (subject to analysis) was seized and three men, aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested by Gardaí and brought to Dublin Garda Stations, where they are currently detained. 

Investigations are ongoing, nationally and internationally.

Speaking today Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said: "This substantial seizure of heroin will help keep our communities and people safe and will impact significantly on organised crime groups involved in the international drugs trade.”

Also today Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said "This seizure of a large amount of heroin is the result of an intelligence led investigation. This demonstrates the increased capabilities of the Garda Síochána, when working with our international partners, to keep people safe and to target those who would attack our communities with drugs.”