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Operation Tara Man arrested after €123,000 worth of suspected drugs and €14,000 cash seized in Ringsend


Kevin Street Garda Station

Kevin Street Garda Station

Kevin Street Garda Station

Gardaí have seized €123,000 worth of controlled drugs and arrested one man during a search operation in Ringsend, Dublin 4 last night.

At approximately 6pm yesterday evening, Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit at Kevin Street Garda Station, with assistance from the Divisional Crime Task Force, conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Ringsend, Dublin 4.

During the course of the search a large quantity of controlled drugs were detected. Gardaí seized cannabis resin valued at €30,000, cannabis herb valued at €30,000, Xanax tablets valued at €40,000, Diazepam tablets valued at €20,000, and cocaine valued at €3,000. All drugs are subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

Cash to the value of €14,000 was also seized during the search operation. One man, aged in his 50s, was arrested and taken to Kevin Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

This seizure is part of An Garda Síochána’s national anti-drugs strategy, Operation Tara, which aims to disrupt drug trafficking networks involved in the sale, supply and distribution of controlled drugs at local, national and international level.

Investigations are ongoing.

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