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Teen (18) with €150k of cocaine tried to outrun gardai


Coolock Garda Station

Coolock Garda Station

Coolock Garda Station

A man is in garda custody today after being caught with €150,000 of cocaine in a bag when he tried to outrun gardai in Coolock.

The 18-year-old was initially spotted on Millbrook Road  in the north Dublin suburb but fled on foot when he saw gardai.

He was followed through the Foxhill estate to Manor Drive where he tried to discard the bag he was carrying into a bush.

Gardai stopped the youth and searched him and the bag he was trying to conceal from them.

The incident happened at approximately 7.35pm yesterday evening.

The man was arrested and brought to Coolock Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

Investigations are continuing into the haul as well as its origins and where it was destined to end up.