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Man (50s) arrested as heroin worth €2.1m seized in Dublin’s inner city

22kg of cannabis herb with a value of €440,000 and cocaine believed to be worth €35,000 was also seized
The seized drugs. Photo: Gardai

The seized drugs. Photo: Gardai

Conall McMeekinSunday World

A man (50s) has been arrested after Gardaí seized drugs with an estimated value of €2.5m and “drug paraphernalia” during a raid in Dublin’s south inner city.

"A vehicle was stopped shortly after 5pm by Gardaí and a search was conducted at a residential premises in the south inner city area of Dublin,” a garda spokesperson said.

15kg of heroin, with an estimated value of €2.1m, 22kg of cannabis herb with a value of €440,000 and cocaine believed to be worth €35,000 was seized.

£43,000 in cash (sterling) was recovered along with a hydraulic press, a vacuum packing machine, communication devices and other drug paraphernalia.

Garda personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by the Special Crime Task Force carried out the search.

The man is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Kilmainham Garda Station.

Detective Chief Superintendent Seamus Boland, the Head of the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau said: "An Garda Síochána, through the activities of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is committed to the objectives of Operation Tara, and targeting those drug trafficking networks who cause the most serious harm to our communities.

"This operation has prevented significant quantities of illicit drugs from being trafficked at street level".


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