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Friday 18 August 2017

Two arrested following €160,000 herbal cannabis seizure

Gardai seized the cannabis after searching a car and house in Clondalkin
Gardai seized the cannabis after searching a car and house in Clondalkin

David Kearns

Gardaí seized cannabis worth an estimated €160,000 in two separate searches in South Dublin.

Members from the Ronanstown Drugs Unit and Lucan Detective Unit were out on patrol in the Clondalkin area Friday afternoon at about 3:30 pm when they observed a car acting suspiciously.

Stopping and searching the vehicle, officers found six kilos of herbal cannabis (subject to analysis) with a street value of €120,000.

A man in his late 30s was arrested and brought to Ronanstown Garda station where he is being detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended. 

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A second man was arrested during follow-up searches later that evening when Garda discovered a number of cannabis plants (subject to analysis) during a raid on a house in Clondalkin.

It is understood that these plants have an estimated street value of €40,000.

This man, also in his late 30s, is being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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