Friday 9 December 2016

Revenue seizes 6,000 Diazepam tablets from Dublin home

David Kearns

Published 11/12/2015 | 20:28

The Diazepam is thought to have a street value of €6,000
The Diazepam is thought to have a street value of €6,000

Revenue officials have seized more than 6,000 Diazepam tablets due to be sold on the black market.

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Following a raid on a home in Blanchardstown in North Dublin, Gardaí arrested a 46-year-old man who was taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station for questioning.

His was detained under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Having entered the home revenue officers seized approximately 6,000 tablets with an estimated value of €6,000.

It is understood that the drugs had originated in Cameroon in Central Africa.

Members of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) also took part in the “intelligence-led” raid which is part of an ongoing operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of prescription drugs.

Gardaí confirmed the arrested of the 46-year-old and said that the investigation was ongoing.

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