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Two men arrested following massive €1.3m drugs bust in Dublin due before courts

A 36-year-old man is due to appear at Blanchardstown District Court while a 35-year-old is expected to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice
Some of the massive drugs haul on display

Some of the massive drugs haul on display

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Two men who were arrested following a massive drugs bust in Dublin on Monday are due before the courts this morning.

The two men, aged 36 and 35, have been charged in relation to the seizure of approximately €1.3 million worth of suspected cannabis, cocaine and mixing agent as well as €33,090 cash.

Two vehicles were also seized as Crime Bureau officers and the Special Crime Task Force (SCTF) searched a business premises in West Dublin and two residential properties at Dublin city centre locations as part of ongoing organised crime investigations.

“In the course of these searches, 66 kilos of cannabis along with a smaller quantity of cocaine (subject to analysis) and mixing agent with a value of €1,320,000 was seized,” gardai said yesterday.

“Also seized was €33,090 in cash along with two vehicles.

"In the course of this organised crime related operation, two males aged 35 and 36 years, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking related offences, contrary to the provisions of section 15, Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84.”

Gardai added: “The arrested males are currently detained, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Finglas and Mountjoy Garda Stations.”

The 36-year-old male is due to appear at Blanchardstown District Court at 10.30am while the 35-year-old male is expected to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, Court 1, at the same time.


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