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Toss pot Man arrested after €600k worth of cannabis and almost €50k cash seized in Dublin

The man is currently detained at Irishtown Garda Station

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Irishtown Garda station

Irishtown Garda station

A man in his 60s has been arrested after €600,000 worth of cannabis and almost €50,000 in cash was seized in Dublin today.

Earlier today, the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) conducted five searches in Dublin as part of an operation relating to organised crime.

During the operation, 30kg of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €600,000 and €47,000 in cash was located and seized.

One male suspect (61) was arrested during the operation in relation to “alleged enhancing the ability of a criminal organisation to commit or facilitate a serious offence.”

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

A garda spokesperson said: “On Wednesday 29th September, 2021, personnel attached to the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) participated in an organised crime related operation, in the course of which five (5) searches were conducted in Dublin.

“In the course of the operation thirty (30) kgs of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €600,000 (subject to analysis) and cash in the amount of €47,000 was located and seized.

“One male suspect, aged 61 years was arrested in the course of the operation, to date, on suspicion of involvement in offences contrary to the provisions of section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006, relating to alleged enhancing the ability of a criminal organisation to commit or facilitate a serious offence.

“The arrested person is currently detained at Irishtown Garda Station, pursuant to the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.”

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