Gardai have arrested three males and seized drugs with an estimated street value of up to €1.8 million following a planned operation in Co. Kildare and Dublin this afternoon.
Gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit assisted by officers from the Organised Crime Unit searched a van and a car in Castlewarden, Co. Kildare. They seized cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to € 600,000 (pending analysis). Three males, aged 31, 40 and 50 years, were arrested at the scene.
In a follow up search of a business premises in the Cookstown area of Tallaght, a further quantity of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €1.2 million (pending analysis) was discovered.
The three males are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Clondalkin Garda Station.