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Saturday 19 October 2019

Heroin and cocaine seized in €220k city drugs bust

Some of the drugs seized by gardai in the Finglas operation
Some of the drugs seized by gardai in the Finglas operation

Gardai have seized drugs including heroin and cocaine during a major bust in Dublin.

More than €220,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine was recovered following the operation in Finglas on Saturday night.

Gardai said a house was raided as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting organised crime and the sale of drugs in the Finglas area.

Local officers raided a house in Dunsink Green on Saturday night as part of the investigation.

The property was searched shortly before 9.30pm and led to cannabis herb, cannabis resin, cocaine, heroin and ecstasy being seized.

The cannabis and cocaine had an estimated street value of around €221,000, while the other drugs were described as being "a small amount".

Cigarettes were also seized along with other drug paraphernalia.

A man who was in the house at the time of the operation was also arrested.

The suspect, who is aged in his late 40s, was brought to Finglas Garda Station for questioning and was due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court today charged in connection with the case.

Significant

It is understood the individual is not considered a significant player in the drugs trade and gardai are attempting to establish to which crime gang the drugs belonged.

The intelligence operation was carried out by local gardai, including the Finglas Drugs Unit, as well as the Community Action Team.

It is the latest drug seizure by gardai in the area.

In March, around €60,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis was seized after a house was searched.

A number of replica weapons as well as cash were also seized.

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