Ireland

Heroin worth eight million euro seized after gardai intercept aircraft

Two men have been arrested (PA)
Two men have been arrested (PA) Two men have been arrested (PA)

Heroin with an estimated value of eight million euro has been seized after gardai intercepted a light aircraft.

The drugs were recovered on Friday after the interception of the aircraft and a vehicle in south county Dublin and Co Kildare, gardai said.

Two men in their 40s and 60s have been arrested on suspicion of organised crime activity.

They have been detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at a Kildare Garda station.

Revenue and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau carried out the operation.