Gardaí have seized approximately €94,000 worth of drugs, over €30,000 in cash and six imitation firearms during a search operation at a residence on Gardiner Street on Monday, October 26.
The search was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Dublin 1 area, by Gardai attached to the North Central Divisional Drugs Unit
Gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle in Frederick Court, Dublin 1 at approximately 8:15pm on Monday, and the driver, a male aged in his 40s, was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine, Alprazolam tablets and a significant amount of cash.
The driver was arrested and taken to Store Street Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
During a follow-up search operation in Gardiner Street, Gardaí seized 4kg of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €80,000 and suspected Alprazolam tablets with an estimated street value of €14,000. All drugs will now be sent for analysis.
Six imitation firearms were also seized during the search operation and approximately €32,000 in cash.
A woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested during the follow-up search and taken to Store Street Garda Station where she was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. She has since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The man has since been charged in relation to this matter and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning, October 28, at 10.30am.
Gardai say that investigations are ongoing.