Saturday 23 March 2019

Man arrested after 3m euro drugs stash seized from van in Dublin

The vehicle was stopped in the Kilbarrack area of the Irish capital.

Gardai made an arrest (Niall Carson/PA)
Gardai made an arrest (Niall Carson/PA)

By Aoife Moore, Press Association Ireland

Gardai have arrested a man after three million euro worth of MDMA and Ketamine was seized from a van in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon.

The van was stopped in the Kilbarrack area of the city as part of ongoing investigations into drug trafficking.

During the operation, a number of packages were seized by customs officers, which contained around 30kgs of MDMA and 20kgs of Ketamine with an estimated value of three million euro.

During a follow up search, an additional 1kg of herbal cannabis worth around 20,000 euro was seized from a house in the area.

A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was detained at Raheny Garda Station on drug trafficking charges.

The intelligence-led operation was conducted by the Revenue’s customs service, and the Garda national drugs & organised crime bureau.

Inquiries are continuing.

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