A man’s been charged in connection with a 1.5 million euro drug seizure over the weekend.

Cocaine, cannabis, and cash were seized during a number of searches in Kildare and Meath on Saturday.

Just under €40,000 was discovered after a vehicle was stopped and searched on the M1 in Meath.

The discovery led to a number of other searches of properties and the seizure of drugs.

A man in his 20s was arrested and detained in Ashbourne Garda Station.

He’s since been charged and is now due before Naas District Court this afternoon

Gardaí seized over €1.5 million of suspected drugs, €39,750 in cash and arrested one man, following search operations conducted as part of Operation Tara in counties Kildare and Meath on Saturday, 7th May, 2022.

At approximately 11:30 am, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle on the M1 Motorway in County Meath. During the course of a search of this vehicle, a

At approximately 12pm on Saturday, 7th May 2022, a number of properties were searched in the Newbridge area of County Kildare as part of this investigation. Approximately €420,000 of suspected cocaine and €1.12 million of suspected cannabis were seized during the course of a search of one of these properties. Suspected mixing agents and other drug paraphernalia were also seized. All of the drugs seized will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.