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Monday 25 September 2017

Gardai seize drugs worth €1.5m in raid on premises in Dublin

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Gardaí have seized drugs valued at €1.5m and arrested one man in an operation in Dublin.

As part of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau assisted by the Garda Emergency Response Unit and supported by local Gardaí searched a premises in Artane yesterday.

During the course of the operation Gardaí discovered 20kgs of cocaine - with an estimated value of €1.4m - and 4kgs of cannabis resin - with an estimated street value of €100,000; as well as component parts of firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

One man, in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and he is detained at Coolock Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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