21/08/2008

Guns, Drugs, and Funds Seized In Dublin

An assortment of contraband and what is believed to be illegal earnings has been seized from two addresses in the Dublin area, resulting in three arrests.

Two males, one in his late 20's and one in his mid teens, were arrested at a house on Sean McDermot Street on Wednesday morning.

Gardai from Pearse Street Drugs unit carried out a search of the house where they found a hand-gun with 10 rounds of ammunition, what is believed to be heroin with a street value of €100,000, pending analysis, €40,000 worth of valium tablets and €45,000 in cash believed to be ill-gotten.

A follow-up search was carried out at a house in Balbriggan shortly after 3.00pm. In the course of the search what is believed to be heroin valued at €300,000, approximately €20,000 worth of valium tablets, various drug paraphernalia and €3,000 in cash were seized.

A third man in his late 20's was subsequently arrested and is in custody in Pearse Street Garda Station, detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

(DW)


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