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Gardai seize large amount of heroin and cannabis in Dublin's inner city

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai from the Kevin Street Drug Unit and the South Central Task Force conducted the planned raid
Gardai from the Kevin Street Drug Unit and the South Central Task Force conducted the planned raid

Gardai have seized a large amount of heroin and cannabis in a planned raid in Dublin's inner city.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure, which was carried out this morning at Oliver Bond House. 

Gardai from the Kevin Street Drug Unit and the South Central Task Force conducted the planned search of the residence at the inner-city complex.

During the search heroin with an estimated street value of €90,000 - pending analysis - was seized.

A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Kevin Street Garda Station.

In a follow up search, at a second residence in Oliver Bond House, cannabis with an estimated street value of €5,000 - pending analysis - was seized and a second individual, a man in his 30s, was arrested. 

He was detained at Kilmainham Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 but has since been released without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). 

"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."