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Paddy’s Day raid takes over €500k worth of heroin off the streets

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
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Gardai have taken seven half kilo blocks of heroin off the streets of Dublin following a raid on a house in Ranelagh, yesterday.

The gear, which is estimated to be valued at €525,000 was seized following a surveillance operation carried out by Kevin Street Station’s Drug Unit.

Armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit hit the house, in Swan Grove, on St Patrick’s Day, arresting a man and woman, both aged in their 40s.

The woman has since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Meanwhile the man is  being held at Kevin Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.