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Monday 21 April 2014

€500k cannabis seized in Ballyfermot

Gardai have arrested four men today after a massive cannabis seizure.

The individuals, ranging in age from their 20s to 50s, are currently being detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

A team from the Garda National Drugs Unit and National Surveillance Unit, carried out the planned operation this afternoon, resulting in a seizure of cannabis with a street value of €490,000.

In the first stage of the operation, a van was stopped on Clonsilla Road and the subsequent search uncovered 8.5kg of cannabis.

The Gardai then searched a premises on Dale Road in Stillorgan when they uncovered an additional 15kg of the drug.

A separate search of another home led to the discovery of large amounts of cash.

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