Woman (50s) arrested in €150,000 drugs haul
Published 04/09/2014 | 11:29
HEROIN worth an estimated €150,000 was seized in a garda operation in Dublin last night.
Officers from Clondalkin Garda Station raided a house in Ballyfermot discovering the haul of the highly addictive drug.
A woman in her 50s was arrested at the scene and was quizzed by detectives overnight.
She is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
The suspect can be detained for up to seven days.
Gardai estimate that the heroin seized has a street value of €150,000 pending analysis.
A Garda spokesman said: “These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.
“Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities.”
He added: “Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.”