As part of an ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Finglas West area, Gardaí from the Finglas District Drugs Unit seized a large amount of cocaine
The drugs have an estimated street value of €15,000, pending analysis.
The drugs were discovered following the planned search of a house on Ratoath Drive yesterday evening at approximately 6pm.
Two males, one in his mid-20s and the other a juvenile and one female juvenile were arrested at scene. They were detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act.
All three persons were released this evening and a file will be prepared to the Garda Office for Children & Youth Affairs. A file will also be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks", a Garda 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."
Elsewhere in the capital, four males were arrested after the seizure of a large amount of cannabis.
Two vehicles were stopped in the Coolock-Santry area by members of the newly-formed Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Unit.
During the course of a search of the vehicles a large amount of cannabis herb with a street value of half a million euro was seized. Four males - aged 27, 30, 36 and 58 years - were arrested at the scene.
The males are being detained at Ballymun and Coolock Garda Stations under the provision of Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996 as amended. Follow up searches are currently underway, a Garda spokesperson said.