Saturday 24 February 2018

Gardai seize €800,000 worth of drugs in Dublin

GARDAI in Dublin have seized €800,000 worth of drugs as well as a large quantity of forged documents in raids.

Yesterday afternoon a vechicle was searched in the Ballymount Industrial Estate in Dublin 12, as a result of an intelligence led operation into organised crime by the Garda National Drugs Unit.

Ecstasy tablets and a quantity of a white powder that is suspected to be a controlled drug were found.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and was detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice  Act.

A number of follow-up searches were then conducted.

One of these searches at an Industrial Unit in Ballymount Industrial Estate resulted in the seizure of up to eight different types of controlled drugs to an estimated street value of €800,000.

The search of the industrial unit also resulted in the seizure of ammunition, a large quantity of forged documents including blank NCT Certificates, insurance certificates, P. 60’s, Travel Passes and other documents.

A quantity of photographic equipment was also seized.

A man in his 50’s has been charged and is due to appear in court this afternoon.

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