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Drug seizure and arrests in Finglas, Dublin on the 30/3/11 - Court appearance

Two of the men arrested in relation to this incident have been charged and will appear before Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, tomorrow morning, the 1/4/11 at 10.30am.

They were both detained in Finglas and are aged 26 and 29 years.

The other 2 men arrested remain in custody at Ballymun Garda Station.

Original release refers and is attached.


Garda Press Office.


As part of an on going cross border operation involving An Garda Siochana and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Gardai  attached to the Garda National Drugs Unit and Organised Crime Unit stopped and searched three vehicles in Finglas at approx 4pm on the 30th March 2011

A fourth vehicle was also seized by the PSNI authorities and is being technically examined.<_o3a_p>

During the course of searches of the  vehicles Gardai discovered approx 70kilos of cannabis resin with a street value of €420,000 (subject to analysis) in one vehicle.  Four males were arrested and are being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.  Two males (27 & 29yrs) are being detained in Finglas Garda Station and two males (43 & 31yrs) are being detained in Ballymun Garda Station.<_o3a_p> 

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