GARDAI have arrested three men and seized a large quantity of heroin with a street value of €650,000 following an intelligence-led operation.
The three men in their 30s were stopped and searched on Crumlin Road, Dublin 12 yesterday evening at 6:30pm. A quantity of heroin was seized and the three men were arrested.
Gardai searched an apartment in West Part, Rathcoole, Co Dublin shortly after the arrests.
A large batch of heroin, with an estimated street value of €650,000 was discovered with various tools indicating the intent to supply, including a hydraulic press, bagging materials and scales.
The arrests follow an intelligence-led operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Dublin South Central area.
The three men are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Irishtown, Kevin Street and Kilmainham Garda Stations.
In a second drugs raid one man was arrested and cannabis plants worth about 90,000 euro were seized by gardai.
The man, in his 30s, was detained after two adjoining houses on Quill Road, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, were searched.