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Thursday 8 December 2016

€1.6m of heroin and cannabis is seized

A follow-up search at a house in Ballyfermot found more quantities of heroin, cocaine and cannabis herb
A follow-up search at a house in Ballyfermot found more quantities of heroin, cocaine and cannabis herb

Heroin, cocaine and cannabis worth an estimated €1.6m have been seized following a targeted operation by gardai in the Ballyfermot area.

Armed officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, assisted by local gardai, intercepted a car on Conyngham Road, Islandbridge and seized a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine on Saturday.

During a follow-up search at a house in Ballyfermot further significant quantities of heroin, cocaine and cannabis herb were also seized. The action was part of an intelligence-led operation targeting drug traffickers operating in the Ballyfermot area.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and a 24-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were also arrested later.

The three suspects were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act at Lucan and Finglas Garda stations.

The investigation by gardai is ongoing.

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