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Organised crime operation in capital busts cocaine ring

Conor Trindle
07 Apr 2020, 18:52 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - A surveillance operation carried out on Saturday night in Dublin has resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of cocaine and the arrest of three people.

The seizure and arrests were carried out in the course of an ongoing intelligence-led operation targeting serious and organised crime by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).

The operation took place around 7:00pm on Saturday night in the Tallaght area of Dublin.

Two vehicles were stopped at a location on the N81 motorway in Tallaght. Packages containing 2kgs of a substance suspected to be Cocaine with an estimated value of €140,000, were seized.

Three people were arrested, a woman aged 30, and two men aged 37 and 28. They are currently being detained at Rathfarnham and Tallaght Garda Stations.

"We continue to pursue those who engage in serious and organised crime with a view to dismantling the organised crime groups they are associated with. This seizure of what is believed to be cocaine and the subsequent arrest of three suspects will assist in achieving that objective," Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll, who heads Special Crime Operations within the Garda Sochna said Sunday.

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