Irish police seize cannabis 'worth more than €1.1m'

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Two people have been arrested after cannabis with an estimated street value of more than €1.1m (£996,296) was seized in the Republic of Ireland.

A man, 29, and a woman, 26, are being held at Castleblaney Garda Station on suspicion of drug trafficking.

It follows a Garda (Irish police) search operation into organised crime in counties Monaghan and Louth on Saturday.

Police say a firearm, ammunition and €100,000 (£88,955) were also seized.

Garda Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll said: "Organised crime groups continue to operate despite the existence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"However, the Garda Síochána is pursuing them with rigour and determination."

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