Saturday 3 December 2016

Man (32) charged in connection with seizure of heroin in Dublin yesterday

Geraldine Gittens

Published 25/05/2016 | 08:27

Around one kilo of heroin was discovered when gardai stopped the car in Dublin.
Around one kilo of heroin was discovered when gardai stopped the car in Dublin.

A 32-year-old man has been charged in connection with the seizure of heroin with a street value of €140,000 in Dublin yesterday.

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He will appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court today at 10.30am.

Gardai stopped a car just off Sandymount Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 yesterday and the car was searched.

Around one kilo of heroin was discovered.

A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl who were in the car were arrested and taken to Blackrock Garda station where they were detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice( Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.

During a follow up search of a house at Ballyogan Green, Carrickmines another kilo of heroin with a street value of €140,000 was discovered.

The girl has since been released, with a file being prepared for the DPP.

A garda spokesperson said “These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.”

“Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.”

“Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.”

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