Gardaí arrest pair as part of international investigation into Dutch drugs gang
on 14/09/2013 09:36:39
They were arrested during searches linked to Operation Majesty in Dublin and Meath.
Operation Majesty is led by the Gardaí, with help from police in the Netherlands, the UK and Germany into the activities of one particular Dutch gang with strong links to Ireland.
Over the past year, €2.5m in cash, €2.5m worth of cannabis herb and several guns and grenades have been seized.
Yesterday, officers from the National Drugs and Organised Crime units carried out searches at seven locations in Dublin and Meath and arrested two men - one in his 30s, the other in his 40s.
They are being held at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
In a separate operation, detectives in Laois arrested a man after guns and drugs were seized.
Two sawn-off shotguns, a pistol and ammunition as well as €10,000 worth of cannabis were found at an apartment in Portarlington.
A suspect in his late 20s was arrested at the scene. He remains in custody in Portlaoise this morning.