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Separately two men were being quizzed in connection with the seizure of cocaine and tablets with an estimated street value of €220,000

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A TAXI DRIVER is one of two men being questioned in connection with the seizure of €374,000 in cash following an operation targeting organised crime in Swords, Co. Dublin.

The two men were arrested when gardaí stopped two vehicles in Swords, Co Dublin, on Friday night.

The second man is understood to be from the Clondalkin area of Dublin.

The men, aged 38 and 27, were detained after two vehicles were stopped in the Holywell area of Swords by officers attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, supported by the Special Crime Task Force.

The pair are being quizzed on suspicion of facilitating or enhancing the ability of an organised crime group to commit a serious offence.

Both suspects were brought to Coolock garda station, where they are currently detained, under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Gardaí carried out follow-up searches in Swords and Clondalkin and the total sum of cash seized is in excess of €374,000.

Gardaí said the arrests came as a result of an ongoing intelligence-led investigation targeting serious and organised crime in the Dublin Region.

Separately two men were also being quizzed today in connection with the seizure of cocaine and tablets, with an estimated street value of €220,000, seized in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Gardaí from Blanchardstown searched a premises in the Mountview area of Dublin 15 shortly after 4pm on Friday, as part of ongoing investigations into the local sale and distribution of controlled drugs.

“In the course of the search cocaine and tablets with an estimated street value of €220,000 were recovered (analysis pending),” gardaí said.

“Two males were arrested and taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station. Both are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act, 1996. They can be held for up to 7 days."

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