Gardai seize €123,000 worth of controlled drugs, cash in Dublin raid
10th October 2021
Gardai seized €123,000 worth of controlled drugs and arrested one man during a search operation in Ringsend, Dublin 4 on Friday evening.© Provided by Extra.ie
Gardai attached to the Divisional Drug Unit at Kevin Street Garda station, with assistance from the Divisional Crime Task Force, conducted a search under warrant at a residence at around 6pm yesterday evening.
During the course of the search, they detected a large quantity of controller drugs, including €30,000 worth of cannabis resin, €30,000 worth of cannabis herb, €40,000 worth of Xanax tablets, €20,000 worth of Diazepam tablets, and €3,000 worth of cocaine.© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai seized €123,000 worth of drugs from a house in Ringsend on Friday. Pic: Google Maps
All drugs are now subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), and cash to the value of €14,000 was also seized during the operation.
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and taken to Kevin Street Garda station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.
‘The seizure is part of the Garda national anti-drugs strategy, Operation Tara, which aims to disrupt trafficking networks involved in the sale, supply and distribution of controlled drugs at local, national and international level,’ a Garda spokesperson said.