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Four arrests as cannabis worth €500,000 seized in Dublin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The vehicles were stopped by newly formed Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Uni
The vehicles were stopped by newly formed Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Uni

Gardai have seized half a million euro worth of cannabis from two vehicles in the capital.

As part of an ongoing investigation into Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime in the Dublin area, two vehicles were stopped in the Coolock-Santry area by members of the newly-formed Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Unit.
 
During the course of a search of the vehicles a large amount of cannabis herb with a street value of half a million euro was seized. Four males - aged 27, 30, 36 and 58 years - were arrested at the scene.
 
The males are being detained at Ballymun and Coolock Garda Stations under the provision of Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996 as amended. Follow up searches are currently underway, a Garda spokesperson said. 
  
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks", the spokesperson said.
 
"Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.
 
"Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality."