Sunday 4 December 2016

Man due to be charged in connection with seizure of €820k worth of drugs

Published 22/10/2015 | 08:33

Garda: File photo
Garda: File photo

A man is due to be charged this morning in connection with a large drugs seizure in Dublin West.

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He is due to appear before Tallaght District Court this morning at 10.30am.

Officers from the Burglary Response Unit (BRU) were out on patrol in the Tallaght area when they observed a van "acting suspiciously".

After stopping and searching the van, nine kilos of cannabis herb with a street value of €180,000 was discovered.

A man was arrested and taken to Tallaght Garda station where he is currently being detained.

During follow up searches the BRU assisted by Tallaght and Blanchardstown Drug Units discovered 32 kilos of cannabis herb with a street value of €640,000 in a premises in Blanchardstown.

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