Thursday 19 October 2017

Man charged over €1.4m Dublin drugs seizure

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man will appear in court tomorrow morning charged in connection with a €1.4m drugs seizure at a Dublin premises.

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 on Friday.

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.

This morning a garda spokeswoman confirmed that the suspect has been charged and will appear before Dublin Distrct Court on Monday morning.

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