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Major drug operation in the greater Dublin Region

This Garda operation has been ongoing for months and has dismantled two significant drug distribution networks operating in the Dublin city centre.

 

Detectives from the Garda National Drugs Unit working closely with local Garda units from the greater Dublin area searched over 100 premises in the past 48 hours and arrested 80 persons suspected of involvement in the sale and supply of heroin and cocaine.

 

These arrests follow a Garda operation which has been ongoing for the past five months and which has dismantled two significant drug distribution networks operating in the Dublin city centre.  The operation has involved personnel from the Garda National Drugs Unit, Pearse Street, Kilmainham and Store Street Garda Stations and District Drug Units throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region.  To date 72 men and 8 women have been charged with offences relating to the supply of serious controlled drugs, principally heroin and cocaine.

 

Speaking at Garda Headquarters today the Garda Commissioner Mr. Fachtna Murphy in acknowledging the work of members of An Garda Siochana involved in this operation stated that “An Garda Síochána is committed to tackling the supply of drugs at all levels in keeping with our commitment to the National Drug Strategy and striving for safer streets in our communities.  The Garda National Drugs Unit working with local Garda drug units will ensure a co-ordinated and effective approach to protecting our communities, individuals and their families from the harm, pain and destruction caused by illicit drug use.  We will continue to work with other agencies and communities in tackling the drug problem in this country”.

 

 

 

Garda Press Office

2/7/09 13.30 hours