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Friday 9 December 2016

€2m drug seizure on northside of the city

Eight kilos of cannabis herb was seized in the raid
Eight kilos of cannabis herb was seized in the raid

A massive haul of drugs worth more than €2m is being hailed as a huge success by gardai fighting organised crime.

Two men were arrested in connection with the seizure in north Dublin at the weekend.

Detectives discovered 300 kilos of cannabis resin, eight kilos of cannabis herb and one kilo of cocaine in the garage of a house at Donaghmede Park in Dublin 13, after they raided the premises on Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

The two men, aged 25 and 52, were arrested at the scene.

Illegal

They were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, at Coolock and Clontarf Garda Stations.

The scene at Donaghmede Park was preserved and technically examined.

"As part of an operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the North Dublin area, Detective Gardai from Coolock, assisted by the local Street Crime Unit and DMR Divisional Task Force, have seized cannabis resin, herb and cocaine with an estimated value of €2.1m, pending analysis," said a garda spokesman.

Gardai are confident they have disrupted the operations of a major drugs gang by putting such a large quantity of drugs off the streets.

The haul is one of the largest in the city in recent years, in both weight and its estimated value.

In October last, a seizure of cocaine and cannabis with an estimated value of €750,000 was made as part of an ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of drugs in South Dublin.

The drugs were found following a planned search of a property and vehicles in the Irishtown area of Dublin.

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