Man Arrested After Cash And Ca...


Man Arrested After Cash And Cannabis Seized

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

11:55 9 Jun 2023

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Cannabis worth €140,000 has been seized in Dublin.

A man in his 30s was arrested after gardai on routine patrol stopped and searched a car on the Longmile Road in Drimnagh last night and found over €8,000 in cash.

The car wasn't taxed or insured, and was seized by officers.

Gardai then searched the man's house and found the drugs.

He's being questioned at a garda station in South Dublin where he can be held for up to 24 hours.

A garda spokesperson says: "As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí attached to Sundrive Road Garda station were carrying out routine patrols on the Longmile Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 when they stopped and searched a vehicle on Thursday night 8th June, 2023.

"The vehicle was not taxed or insured and was seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994. During a search of the vehicle, a sum of €8,300 in cash was located. The male driver, late 30s was arrested.

"Gardaí obtained a search warrant in respect of the arrested man's residence and during the course of the search cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €140,000 was seized.

"The drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

"The man remains detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in a South Dublin Garda station and investigations are ongoing."

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