Eight Arrested In Dublin Drug Operations

A total of eight men have been arrested in a night of multi-million euro drug seizure operations in Dublin last night.

In the first of two operations yesterday evening, Gardaí arrested three males, one in his 20’s and two in their 30’s following a search of a business premises at the Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole.

During the search, Gardaí discovered a huge stock of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of over 2 million euro, subject to analysis. All three are detained under the drug trafficking act at Clondalkin Garda Station.

In a separate operation, officers from the Organised Crime Unit arrested five males in their 20’s and seized 35 kilos of what is believed to be cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €420,000, also subject to analysis, at Airside Business park, Swords at approximately 6pm yesterday evening.

It has emerged that among those in custody is an accountant working for one of the major banks, however his full identity is yet to be revealed.

Of the other men, some are connected to one of the two feuding Crumlin-Drimnagh criminal gangs, believed to have paid in full for the drugs it has now lost.

The suspects are being detained under the drug trafficking act at Santry, Ballymun and Swords Garda Stations.


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