One of Ireland’s top cannabis suppliers charged over seizure after €160,000 worth of drug recovered in Dublin
- 26 Oct 2020, 7:00
- Updated: 25 Oct 2020, 20:10
ONE of the top suppliers of cannabis in the country has been charged over a drugs seizure.
The man was arrested by officers from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau earlier this month over the find worth €160,000 in Dublin.
The Irish Sun can reveal that officers classify the man as a “significant” player in the drugs scene in Ireland.
Cops believe he oversees growhouses throughout the country with his associates running them.
A source said: “This individual is a significant player, up there in the top tier in the country.
“He is also over growhouses up and down the country and has his associates running them.”
GANGS’ MAJOR SUPPLIER
The Irish Sun has also learned that the accused is also a major supplier of cannabis to Irish gangs.
Another source said: “He has been working with well-known organised crime groups in Dublin and others around Ireland.
“The fact he has been charged is a big success for gardai.”
The accused was arrested after gardai intercepted two vehicles while another address was raided.
Gardai seized eight kilos of cannabis and made three arrests.
The suspected gang boss was charged and appeared before a court.
GARDAI’S SUCCESSFUL RUN
Gardai are now expected to focus on the wider activities of the gang, their growhouses and other mobs they are working with.
A garda spokesman said: “Investigations are ongoing.”
In the last two months, there has been €13.9m worth of drugs and about €4.5m in cash seized in operations the DOCB have been involved in.
The latest was on Friday night when they nabbed herbal cannabis worth €7million.
The 352kg seizure had arrived in a container from Spain through Dublin Port, but we understand the seizure was made in a yard in the Coolock area.