As part of Operation Tara and as a result of ongoing investigations undertaken by the Dublin Crime Response Team (DCRT), a search was conducted in north Dublin on last night (Weds 26) and the into the early hours of this morning. Incredibly, 700,00 was seized in a search in Summerhill, Co Meath and a further €572,000 in two Dublin property searches.
The latter was part of ongoing prevention to curtail the sale and supply of illicit drugs in the Dublin Region,
During the course of the searches conducted at two residential properties in the west Dublin area, 28.6 kgs of Cannabis Herb with an estimated street value of €572,000 (subject to analysis) was seized.
The drugs seized will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.
One male aged in his 20’s has been arrested in relation to the drugs seizure and he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at a Dublin Garda Station.
Meanwhile, as part of Operation Tara, gardaí seized approximately €700,000 worth of suspected cannabis and cocaine along with a suspected firearm with ammunition during the course of a search in Co Meath, also yesterday, July 26.
The search, which was conducted by Gardaí from the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit with assistance from the Trim and Navan Detective units, took place at a premises in the Summerhill area at approximately 5:30pm and was targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Meath division.
During the course of this search, approximately €600,000 of suspected cannabis was seized along with approximately €100,000 of suspected cocaine.
A suspected semi-automatic pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition were also seized. The seized drugs (totalling €700,000) and the firearm will now be sent for analysis to Forensic Science Ireland and the Garda Ballistics Unit respectively.
Investigations are ongoing.
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