€525,000 drugs seized and one man arrested in Ballyfermot search

by Rose Barrett
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As a result of an Intelligence led operation associated with Operation Tara, gardaí seized €525,000 worth of suspected cocaine and €30,000 cash during a search operation in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 last night, Wednesday 5.  
At approximately 5pm, gardai attached to the Drugs unit in Ballyfermot, supported by detectives and uniform Gardaí from Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda station carried out a search of a residence in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 where suspected cocaine worth €525,000 and €30,000 cash was located and seized.
All of the seized drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.
A man in his early 20s, was arrested as part of this investigation and is currently detained at a Garda station in Dublin under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Detective Superintendent Paul Murphy has stated that this ‘This intelligence led operation is a continuation of local Gardaí’s effort to tackle serious and organised crime gangs whom are supplying controlled drugs to our local communities.  An Garda Síochána will continue these efforts in support of our communities to keep people safe.’ 

Investigations are ongoing. Photograph Garda Press Office
This seizure forms part of Operation Tara; an enhanced national anti-drugs strategy, which was launched by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris on 2nd July 2021. The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.  

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