Garda Raid 'Internet Drug Distribution Centre'

Gardaí have seized drugs worth an estimated €200,000 and shut down what it has described as an "internet drug distribution centre".

Garda said the raid was carried out as part of a worldwide investigation into the sale of illegal drugs using an encrypted network, known as Darknet.

Two men, aged in their 30s, were arrested during the operation, one of which garda say is suspected of being a "key figure in the distribution of drugs worldwide".

It is understood further searches are being carried out today connected to the operation.


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