Gardai seize €1.1 million worth of drugs and imitation firearms in Citywest

By William O'Connor

GARDAI seized drugs with an estimated value of €1.1 million along with a number of imitation firearms during an operation in Citywest on Tuesday morning.

As part of ongoing investigations led by the District Detective Unit in Tallaght, an operation was carried out at a storage facility in the Citywest area where twenty seven storage containers were searched under warrant.

EtO3XcbXAAkw ls 1

Some of the drugs seized on Tuesday morning in Citywest

During the course of the searches Gardaí recovered quantities of controlled drugs comprising of: Suspected cannabis herb – valued at approximately €452,100; Suspected Crack Cocaine – Valued at approximately €542,500 and Suspected Cocaine – Valued at approximately €70,000. The total value of drugs seized is approximately €1.1 million (pending analysis by FSI).

The operation was led by the District Detective Unit Tallaght assisted by District Detective Unit Rathfarnham, Drugs Unit Tallaght, Burglary Response Unit DMR South, Emergency Response Unit, the Dog Unit and other local units.

Four imitation firearms were also seized during the course of the searches.

In a statement released this afternoon, Gardai said: “Gardaí in Tallaght have seized drugs with an estimated value of €1.1m along with a number of imitation firearms during an operation in south west Dublin on Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

“As part of ongoing investigations led by the District Detective Unit in Tallaght an operation was carried out this morning at a storage facility in the City West area where twenty seven storage containers were searched under warrant.

“No arrests were made in this phase of the investigation. An Incident Room has been established at Tallaght Garda Station and the scene is currently being preserved pending technical and forensic examination.
 
“Investigations are ongoing.”

By subscribing to The Echo you are supporting your local newspaper Click Here: Echo Online.

Prev Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 1,062 new cases
Next Coronavirus: 101 further deaths and 879 new cases
  • Light House in Kilnamanagh gets decorated for Easter
  • Scrap yard fire Greenhills Road
  • A Happy St Patrick’s Day from Dublin Fire Brigade
  • Happy St Patrick's Day 2021
  • Food table in Tallaght

Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.