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Large amount of drugs seized in raid in Dublin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Herbal cannabis worth an estimated €200,000 was seized by gardai
Herbal cannabis worth an estimated €200,000 was seized by gardai

A man has been arrested following the seizure of a large amount of drugs in the capital.

The 32-year-old man was arrested by gardai following the raid on the north side of the city. 
 
Members of the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, Divisional Drugs Unit and Revenue's Customs Service conducted the operation at an address in the Cabra area of Dublin city. 
 
The operation was part of intelligence led operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Dublin area, gardai said. 
 
During the operation herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €200,000 - pending analysis - was seized. 
 
A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. He can be held for up to seven days.
 
 
The investigation is ongoing, gardai said. 
 
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a 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."