Wednesday 18 October 2017

Over €1m of cannabis, cocaine and heroin seized

Gardai have seized a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine
Gardai have seized a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine

Ciara Treacy

Three people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of €1.6m worth of drugs.

A 45-year-old man was detained when officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped a vehicle on Conyingham Road, Islandbridge in Dublin, on Saturday.

They seized a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine.

During a follow-up search at a house in Ballyfermot a large quantity of heroin, cocaine and cannabis herb was discovered.

A 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested.

Gardai said the total street value of the drugs seized in this investigation is estimated to be in excess of €1.6m, pending analysis.

The three arrested are currently being detained at Lucan and Finglas garda stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

A garda spokesman said the investigation was ongoing.

The seizure was part of an intelligence-led operation targeting drug traffickers operating in the Ballyfermot area.

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