€2.5m Worth Of Drugs Seized In...


€2.5m Worth Of Drugs Seized In South Inner City

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:13 28 Jul 2022

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Over €2.5 million worth of drugs have been discovered in Dublin's south inner city.

As part of ongoing investigations targeting organised crime, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by the Special Crime Task Force carried out a search on Tuesday.

A vehicle was stopped shortly after 5pm and a search was carried out at a residential premises. 15kg of heroin, with an estimated value of €2.1 million, was discovered. Along with 22kg of cannabis herb worth €440,000 and cocaine believed to be worth €35,000.

£43,000 in cash (sterling) was recovered along with a hydraulic press, a vacuum packing machine, communication devices and other drug paraphernalia.

A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested in connection with the operation. He is being held under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Kilmainham Garda Station.

Commenting on the operation, Detective Chief Superintendent Seamus Boland, the Head of the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau said;
"An Garda Síochána, through the activities of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is committed to the objectives of Operation Tara, and targeting those drug trafficking networks who cause the most serious harm to our communities. This operation has prevented significant quantities of illicit drugs from being trafficked at street level"
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