Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau have seized approximately €4.69m worth of cocaine and arrested a man following an operation on Friday.
As part of an ongoing investigation targeting serious organised criminal activity, officers stopped a car in the Leopardstown area of East Dublin.
During the course of the operation, 67 kilogrammes of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €4,690,000 was seized.
A man, aged in his 20s, has been arrested and is currently detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996, at Dundrum Garda Station.
Commenting on the operation, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said:
"The successful outcome to an operation undertaken by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, involving the seizure of cocaine with a street sale value close to €5 million, reflects the Garda Síochána’s determination to dismantle organised crime groups that trade in drugs”.
Investigations are ongoing.