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Gardai seize large amount of drugs worth €500,000 during stop and search

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
The drugs were discovered during a stop and search in Finglas in Dublin
The drugs were discovered during a stop and search in Finglas in Dublin

Gardai have seized approximately half a million euro worth of drugs following a stop and search in Dublin city.

As a result of an intelligence led operation conducted, members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped and searched a car on the North Road in Finglas at approximately 4pm.
 
During the course of the search Gardai seized cannabis resin and cocaine, precursor chemicals and tablets. The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be around €500,000.
 
One male aged 44 was arrested and is currently detained at Finglas Garda station pursuant to section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended. 
 
Investigations are on going.
 
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks", a Garda 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."