Gardaí seize €117,000 worth of cocaine on Outer Ring Road

By William O'Connor

GARDAI have arrested a man and seized €117,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) following a search of a vehicle at a checkpoint that was being carried out on the Outer Ring Road in Clondalkin on Monday. 
At approximately 6pm, Gardaí stopped the man in his van at the checkpoint.

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Gardaí carried out a search of the van under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84. During the course of this search approximately 1.7kg of cocaine was discovered. 

The man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ronanstown Garda Station where he is detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

In a statement it said from Gardaí this morning:“Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €117,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) following a search of a vehicle at a checkpoint that was being carried out on the Outer Ring Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on 18/05/2020. 
“At approximately 6pm, Gardaí stopped the man in his van at the checkpoint. Gardaí carried out a search of the van under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84. During the course of this search approximately 1.7kg of cocaine was discovered”. 

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