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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Almost €1m drugs seized in Dublin city home

Gardai seized €880,000 worth of prescription pills
Gardai seized €880,000 worth of prescription pills

Drugs worth almost €1m have been seized in the capital.

Gardai discovered the cache of drugs - largely made up of medical pills - at a house in a Dublin city suburb yesterday.

One man, aged in his 30s, has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation.

The seizure was made at a property in Blanchardstown.

A garda spokesperson said, the intelligence-led operation by a team of gardai from the drugs and organised crime bureau and the Blanchardstown divisional drug unit raided the house and arrested one man yesterday afternoon.

Upon searching the home, officers discovered and seized €880,000 worth of prescription pills.

Some 300,000 Zopiclone tablets worth €600,000 along with 280,000 Diazepam tablets with an estimate of €280,000 were confiscated by the drugs team.

More regular street drugs were also recovered.

Heroin with a street value of around €3,600 and €2,400 worth of cannabis was also seized in the operation.

Investigations were continuing last night and gardai are attempting to establish where the drugs originated from and where they were to be sold or transported to.

The arrested man is being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

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