Friday 28 October 2016

No arrests in €300k west city heroin bust

Garda: File photo
Garda: File photo

Gardai made one of their biggest heroin seizures in recent months when they nabbed €300,000 worth of the drug at a west-Dublin industrial estate.

Officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau made the discovery at 3am yesterday during a planned search at Coolmine Industrial Estate in Blanchardstown.

No arrests were made but it is understood that the drugs may be owned by a local criminal gang.

The seizure is one of a number of high-profile successes that the garda bureau has had since the amalgamation of the Garda National Drugs Unit and Organised Crime Unit earlier this year.

It is expected that the new bureau will move to a purpose-built location in the future to accommodate all officers who are currently based at Dublin Castle and Harcourt Square.


This week's bust was the biggest heroin seizure in the capital since March when gardai from Kevin Street Station seized more than €500,000 worth of the drug during searches in the Ranelagh area of the southside.

Sources said that there is no link between Wednesday's seizure and the bust in March.

Last week in Cork city, gardai seized €70,000 worth of heroin, which had been the biggest heroin bust since €90,000 worth of the drug was seized in Dublin's south inner city.

The biggest heroin seizure of the year happened in Ballyfermot in February when around €5m of the drug was seized.

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