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Seizure of drugs/stolen cars and 2 arrests in Dublin 15 on the 24/4/13

Gardaí have arrested two men, seized a number of stolen vehicles and uncovered a cannabis growing facility following the search of a business premises in Ballycoolin Industrial Estate.

The operation began this afternoon Wednesday, 24th April 2013 when Gardai intercepted a van at Centrepoint Business Park, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin.15.  Two men, one in his 30's and one in his 60's were arrested.  The two men are detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardai then carried out a search under warrant at a Unit of Centrepoint Business Park and this resulted in the recovery of the Hyundai Santa Fe and a VW Jetta believed to have been stolen in Navan on 18th April 2013.  Three other cars, a motorcycle and numerous other vehicle parts were also discovered.

In the upstairs of the premises Gardaí discovered a cannabis grow house, with 95 potted cannabis plants, a 7kg bag of suspected cannabis leaf, as well as growing, lighting and housing equipment.  The estimated street value of the drug is believed to be in the region of €125,000.  The operation is ongoing and the area remains sealed off for a forensic technical examination.