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Gardai seize huge amount of ecstasy and prescription pills in Dublin

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
The drugs have an estimated street value of €229,000
The drugs have an estimated street value of €229,000

Gardai have seized a large amount of ecstasy and prescription drugs during a raid in the capital.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the west Dublin area, Gardaí carried out a raid and seized ecstasy and prescribed drugs with an estimated value of €229,000. 
 
Gardaí from the Lucan/Ronanstown Drugs Unit carried out a planned search of a premises in the Balgaddy area of Clondalkin yesterday evening at approximately 8.20pm.
 
Ecstasy tablets with a value of €225,000 and prescription drugs €4,000 were seized during this search, Gardai said. 
 
A man in his early 40s was arrested at scene and is currently detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
 
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a Gardai 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."