€440,000 of suspected cannabis seized and man arrested in Clondalkin

FOLLOWING the search of a house and business premises on Friday, by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Revenue Customs Service, suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of €440,000 was seized in the Clondalkin area.

Gardaí arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with this seizure and he was detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act), 1996. He has since been released without charge.

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€440,000 of suspected cannabis seized

A Garda statement released this afternoon said: “On Friday, 2nd October, 2020, as part of ongoing investigations targeting Organised Crime Groups operating in the Clondalkin area, a joint intelligence led operation was conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Revenue Customs Service, which resulted in the search of a house and business premises.

“During the course of this search, suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of €440,000 was seized by Customs Officers.

“Gardaí arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with this seizure. He was detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act), 1996.

“He has since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions”.

Investigations are ongoing.

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