Gardai swoop to seize €460k worth of drugs

Drugs seized in Finglas on Tuesday January 13

By Cormac McQuinn

DRUGS worth an estimated €460,000 were seized by gardai after a search of two vehicles in the Finglas area.

Cannabis herb, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs were all recovered in yesteday's operation, carried out by officers from the Ballymun District Drug Unit.

Further searches of premises were carried out in the Finglas and Blanchardstown areas where a substantial amount of cash was recovered.

Two men, aged 39 and 33, were arrested and were last night being detained at Ballymun Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a spokesperson said.

"Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs."