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Drugs worth 570,000 euros seized in Dublin operation

By Sheetal Sukhija, Ireland News
14 Nov 2018, 03:56 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Gardai attached to the Store Street Garda Station have arrested three people after carrying out a massive drug seizure in Dublin.

As part of their operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the north inner city, Gardai carried out an operation that resulted in the seizure of drugs worth 570,000 euros.

The operation in Dublin led to the seizure of a massive haul of cannabis, methamphetamine, amphetamine and cocaine.

The first seizure was made by the Garda North Central Divisional Drugs Unit at Store Street when a woman was stopped andsearched in the north inner city.

Gardai said that they found cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to 20,000 euros.

Further, methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of up to 22,000 euros too was seized from the woman.

Gardai said that the 34-year-old woman was arrested on the spot.

Following the seizures, Gardai carried out a follow-up operation, in which a further haul of drugs was seized.

The operation involved a search at a flat on the North Circular Road in the capital, during which cannabis, methamphetamine, amphetamine and cocaine worth 528,000 euros in street value was seized.

According to Gardai, two men in their 30s were arrested during the follow-up operation.

All the three people arrested as part of the operation, have been detained at the Store Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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