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Man held after heroin and crack cocaine worth over €140k seized in Clondalkin

A man in his 30s is currently detained in Ronanstown Garda Station

Some of the seizure pictured by gardai

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A man is being quizzed by gardai after drugs including diamorphine and crack cocaine was discovered in a search operation in Clondalkin yesterday.

Gardai posted an image of some of the seizure on Twitter, adding, “Gardaí have seized €140,000 of Diamorphine & €1000 crack cocaine following a search operation in Clondalkin on Wednesday.

A man in his 30s was arrested & conveyed to Ronanstown Garda Station where he is currently detained.”

In a follow up press release, gardai said the search operation was carried out as part of Operation Tara.

“At approximately 7pm, gardaí conducted a search at a residential property in Foxdene Gardens, Clondalkin, Dublin 22,” they said.

“During the course of the search, approximately €140,000 worth of diamorphine and €1,000 worth of crack cocaine was seized. All of the seized drugs will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

“A man in his 30s was arrested in relation to this incident and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act (Drug Trafficking) 1996 at Ronanstown Garda station. He can be detained for up to 7 days.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Operation Tara is an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy that was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in July 2021.

The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels - international, national, local - involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.

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