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Court appearance - Drugs seizure and arrests in Finglas, Dublin on the 24/8/16

A 56 year old man is expected to appear before the Courts of Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 at 10.30am this morning (26/8/16) charged in connection with this investigation

Previous Press Release below.


Garda Press Office
 

As part of an investigation into serious organised crime in the Dublin Region an intelligence led operation was mounted in the Finglas area of north Dublin yesterday afternoon (24/8/16).

Gardaí from the Special Crime Task Force and the Organised Crime Bureau Unit seized 30 kg’s of cannabis (subject to analysis) and a half of kilo of cannabis herb (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €190,000, a quantity of cash was also seized during this operation. Two men were arrested (45yrs & 56yrs) and were detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice  (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

A 45 year old man is expected to appear before the Courts of Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 at 10.30am this morning (25/8/16) charged in connection with this investigation. The second man remains in Garda custody.
 
These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.

A photograph of the seized drugs is available on request to pressoffice@garda.ie