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Gardai seize large amount of heroin from males on Dublin street

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai from the North Central Divisional Drugs Unit made the seizure today
Gardai from the North Central Divisional Drugs Unit made the seizure today

Gardai have seized a large amount of heroin from two males on a Dublin street.

The seizure was executed as part of Operation Thor, a new national anti-crime programme targeting organised crime gangs and repeat offenders.

As part of a planned operation, gardai from the North Central Divisional Drugs Unit stopped two males in the James Street area of Dublin city this afternoon.

The two males were searched and heroin with an estimated street value of up to €34,000, pending analysis, was seized. 

The two males, who are aged in their 30s, were arrested at the scene and are currently detained at Store Street Garda Station under the provisions of 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," gardai 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."