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Stop and search Man with 'large amount of tablets' worth more than €60k arrested at Dublin Airport

The 56-year-old was stopped as he was coming into the country, at approximately 11.45pm

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Some of the tablets seized at Dublin Airport last night

Some of the tablets seized at Dublin Airport last night

Some of the tablets seized at Dublin Airport last night

A man is being quizzed by gardai in Ballymun after he was stopped with what was described as “a large amount of Alprazolam tablets” worth more than €60,000 at Dublin Airport last night. 

The 56-year-old was stopped as he was coming into the country, at approximately 11.45pm.

He was searched and found to be in possession of a large amount of Alprazolam tablets with an estimated street value in excess of €60,000.

Gardaí attached to Dublin Airport were called to assist Revenue Customs in relation to the stop and search and the man was arrested at the scene before being taken to Ballymun Garda station.

“He was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 and remains in Garda custody at this time,” gardai said. “Investigations are ongoing.”

Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines that are used for treating anxiety.

Gardai added that the seized drugs will be sent for analysis.

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