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Coolock bust Twelve people charged with sale and supply of drugs in north Dublin due in court

The investigation, conducted as part of Operation Samolus, was launched in September 2019

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Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin (Julien Behal/PA)

Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin (Julien Behal/PA)

Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin (Julien Behal/PA)

Twelve people are due to appear before the courts this morning after they were charged with drug offences in north Dublin. 

One other person is to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice next Friday (October 8) and three youths have been referred to the Garda Youth Diversion Programme, following an extensive investigation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Coolock District.

The investigation, conducted as part of Operation Samolus, was launched in September 2019.

It was led by gardaí attached to the Darndale Policing Unit at Coolock Garda Station alongside the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) under Operation Clean Streets and assisted by the DMR North Divisional Drugs Unit under Operation Tara.

“Thirteen persons have been charged with offences contrary to Sections 3 and 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977,” gardai said.

“Twelve are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice (Court 4) on Friday, October 1 at 10.30am in relation to this investigation.

“One person will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on Friday, October 8.

“Three male youths have been referred to the Garda Youth Diversion Programme.”

Gardai added the investigation is ongoing.

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