Friday 22 November 2019

Gardaí investigating Kinahan cartel seize drugs worth €4m and firearm in significant crackdown

Gardai have arrested three people and seized a large quantity of drugs during an operation targeting drug trafficking activities of organised criminals.
Gardai have arrested three people and seized a large quantity of drugs during an operation targeting drug trafficking activities of organised criminals.
Firearms seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Equipment seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Drugs seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Drugs seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana

Sasha Brady

Three men have been arrested after gardaí seized €4m worth of drugs, and weapons, during a raid on a Dublin premises.

It is understood the seizure was made by gardaí investigating the activities of the Kinahan crime cartel.

A search operation took place in the Ballyfermot Parade area of Dublin 10 on Monday, July 17.

Cannabis and heroin, with an estimated street value of €4m was seized, along with drug paraphernalia, vacuum packing machine and cash counting machine.

Drugs seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Drugs seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana

Weapons were also found at the scene, including stun guns, a sawn-off shotgun and a semi-automatic pistol.

Three males, aged 44, 44 and 39, were arrested at the scene and detained at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda Stations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Firearms seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Firearms seized in raid. Photo: An Garda Siochana

Two of the men arrested are from the south inner city, while the third is from Crumlin.

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