Three men charged in connection with massive Ketamine drug seizure

Dublin Courts of Criminal Justice
Dublin Courts of Criminal Justice

Gardaí have charged three men, aged 18, 32 and 36, in connection with a drug seizure that occurred on Thursday at Chapelizod in Dublin and Straffan in Kildare.

The three men are due to appear before the Dublin District Court, Criminal Courts of Justice this morning at 10.30am.
The men were arrested on the Thursday and detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 following the seizure of 2 kilos of Ketamine.

A further 17 kilos of the drug was seized during follow up searches.

The total value of Ketamine seized in this operation is estimated at €1.3 million, making it one of the largest seizures of the drug in the history of the State and one of the largest in Europe this year.