A man has been arrested after cocaine worth over €3m was seized in Dublin.
Gardai searched a house in Clondalkin at around 7 o'clock yesterday evening and seized over 40 blocks of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of €3.2m.
Officers also seized drug paraphernalia and €21,500 in cash.
A man in his late 30s has been arrested and is being held at Lucan Garda Station where he can be held for up to a week.
Following a search of a residence in the Clondalkin area by Gardaí in Ronanstown, over 40 blocks of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of €3.2 million were seized, along with drug paraphernalia & €21,500 in cash. One male arrested. #OperationTara pic.twitter.com/mIDN2BLQiM
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A garda spokesperson says: "Gardaí have seized approximately €3.2 million worth of suspected cocaine and arrested one male as part of an investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Clondalkin area.
"At approximately 7pm yesterday evening, Sunday 21st August 2022, Gardaí attached to the Ronanstown District Drugs Unit and Detective Unit conducted a search operation at a residence in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
"During the course of the search, Gardaí located and seized over 40 blocks of suspected cocaine. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is approximately €3.2 million, pending analysis. Gardaí also seized drug paraphernalia and cash to the value of €21,500 during the course of the search.
"One male, aged in his late 30s, was arrested and taken to Lucan Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
"Investigations are ongoing."