Updated: 3.30pm, March 17, 2021
GARDAÍ have confirmed that €2.8million worth of cocaine was seized in Donegal last night.
Officers from the Milford District Drugs Unit carried out an intelligence led operation.
Examinations of a vehicle resulted in the seizure of 41kg of a substance believed to cocaine with an estimated street value of €2,800,000.
It is understood that the stash was found concealed in the panels of a van believed to have come in from the UK.
A spokesperson from the Garda Press Office told Donegal Daily: “Investigating Gardaí at Milford are liaising with the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Police Service of Northern Ireland in respect of this investigation.”
Milford Garda Superintendent David Kelly, who is leading the investigation, said: “This significant seizure has reduced the supply of illegal drugs in our community thereby increasing community safety.”
There have been no arrests made yet in connection with the seizure.