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One arrest as Gardai discover large amount of cocaine in Dublin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Seizure: Gardai from the Ronanstown Drugs Unit carried out the planned raid
Seizure: Gardai from the Ronanstown Drugs Unit carried out the planned raid

A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday after the discovery of a large amount of cocaine.

As part of ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the West Dublin area Gardaí from the Ronanstown Drugs Unit seized the cocaine with an estimated value €80,000, pending analysis. 
 
The drugs were seized during the planned search of a premises at Whitethorn Cresent, Palmerstown, Dublin on Friday evening. A small amount of cannabis herb was also seized during this search. 
 
A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene and detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
 
He has since been released from Garda custody without charge. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. 
 
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a Gardai 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."