19/05/2016

Assorted Drugs Worth €300,000 Seized In Dublin

A quantity of drugs worth an estimated €300,000 has been seized during an Operation Thistle operation in Dublin's South City Centre.

One kilo of heroin, 1.75kg of cocaine and 1.8kg of cannabis resin were seized during the operation targeting organised criminals in the area.

Gardaí from the D.M.R. South Central Division, assisted by members of the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, Special Detective Unit and officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau, carried out a number of planned searches within the Kevin Street District on Wednesday morning.

The assorted drugs were discovered in two premises, one on York Street and the other in the Mount Browne area.

Two men, aged 22 and mid 40s, were arrested during the raids and are currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice, (Drug Trafficking), Act, 1996 at Kevin Street and Kilmainham Garda Stations.

(MH/JP)

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