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Gardai and Revenue seize MDMA haul worth €288k following intelligence led operation

A 37-year-old male is currently in custody
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Clodagh Meaney

Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), Revenue and D.M.R North Central Divisional Drugs Unit have seized €288,000 worth of drugs.

It comes following a joint intelligence led operation targeting Organised Crime Groups in Dublin City Centre.

4.8Kgs of MDMA was seized by customs officers, and a 37-year-old male has been arrested at the scene and taken into custody under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Store Street Garda Station.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, officers seized almost €10 million worth of illegal drugs at Dublin Port.

As part of an investigation targeting transnational organised crime groups, officers seized 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb, and 1kg of ketamine.

The drugs have a combined estimated value of almost €9.8 million.

They were discovered concealed within a furniture shipment which had arrived from the Netherlands.

Follow-up searches later conducted found 960kgs of tobacco worth over €600,000 at a storage unit in the Rathcoole area of Dublin.

Investigations are ongoing.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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