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Man arrested after more than 11 kilos of cocaine discovered

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Revenue’s Customs Service and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau discovered approximately 11.2 kilos of cocaine
Revenue’s Customs Service and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau discovered approximately 11.2 kilos of cocaine

Gardai have arrested a man in connection with the discovery of a large amount of cocaine.

Revenue’s Customs Service and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau discovered approximately 11.2 kilos of cocaine following the search of a freight vehicle at Dublin Port. 

The discovery occurred yesterday, authorities said. 

Gardai say the large haul has an estimated street value of around €784,000. 

During the course of this joint operation a 37-year-old was arrested.

He is currently detained at Store Street Garda Station, under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Yesterday, Gardai seized over half a million prescription tablets during a raid in the capital. 

As part of an intelligence led operation Gardaí searched a house in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin and discovered 300,000 Zopiclone tablets with an estimated street value of €600,000. 
 
They also seized 280,000 Diazepam tablets with an estimated street value of €280,000. 
 
Heroin worth an estimated €3,600 and Cannabis with an estimated street value of €2,400 were also discovered by Gardai. 
 
During the course of this operation one man was arrested. 
 
He is currently detained at Blanchardstown Gards Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.