Saturday 29 April 2017

Heroin worth €140k and cash seized during garda raid on home, teenager arrested

Seizure of Heroin Ballymun on the 17th February 2017. Picture: Garda Press Office
Seizure of Heroin Ballymun on the 17th February 2017. Picture: Garda Press Office
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested after heroin worth €140,000 was discovered at a house in North Dublin.

Gardai at Ballymun made the discovery during a search of a home on Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson said gardaí also seized €2,000 in cash from the property.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene and he remains in custody in Ballymun Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 this morning.

The search was carried out by members of the Ballymun District Drugs unit as part of an ongoing operation to combat drug dealing in the area.

In a statement gardaí said this ongoing operation has resulted in several arrests and seizures of heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis herb and cash over the past month.

Superintendent Finbarr Murphy said: "Gardai in Ballymun with the assistance of the Community leaders and the people of Ballymun. We will continue to clamp down on those involved in selling drugs and anti social behaviour"

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