27/01/2009

Separate Searches Rumble Drug Stockpiles

Gardaí have uncovered two large drug stockpiles following separate searches last night.

As part of a planned search, Gardaí conducted a search on a house in the Poppintree area of Ballymun at approximately 11pm last night.

Officers assisted by the Finglas Drug unit, Divisional Crime Task Force Units and the Garda Dog Unit found approximately 50,000 of what is believed to be ecstasy tablets, with a potential street value of €500,000.

Three males, two in their early twenties and one a juvenile, were arrested at the scene and are detained at Blanchardstown and Finglas Garda stations under the drug trafficking act.

In a second separate search, gardai from Lucan assisted by gardai from Ronanstown made a significant find after stopping a car in the Neilstown area last night.

The car was searched and a quantity on what is believed to be heroin was discovered. In a follow up search on a house in Neilstown shortly after 9.00pm a further quantity of heroin was discovered

In total, heroin with an estimated street value of €100,000, subject to analysis, was seized.

A male juvenile was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Ronanstown Garda Station. He can be detained for a period up to 24 hours.

(DW/BMcC)

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