Gardai seize heroin worth €280k and arrest man

By Brendan Grehan

AS PART of an intelligence led operation, targeting organised criminality, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau carried out a search of a residence in the Ballyfermot area, on Monday night, May 13.

During the course of the operation Gardaí seized heroin to the value of €280,000 and cocaine to the value of €12,000 (pending analysis).

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A man (48 years) was arrested at the scene and is currently detained pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said: “An Garda Síochána is committed to disrupting the activities of organised criminals supplying drugs to our communities. This seizure of a substantial quantity of heroin and cocaine is significant in disrupting this supply.”

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