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Operation Spire – O’Connell Street Dublin

Operation Spire is an initiative that is part of an ongoing strategy by Gardai in Store Street aimed at targeting anti social behaviour and drug dealing on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This is a follow on from previous initiative on O’Connell Street and is part of an overall strategy to address these problems.

Operation Spire combines high visibility uniform patrols with dedicated covert plainclothes personnel working together with the main objective of targeting drug dealing and anti social behaviour on O’Connell Street.

Although this operation is still in its early stages the results for the first four days (Mon – Thur) are as follows:

Number of searches of suspects: 304
Number of detections for possession or supply of drugs:
Number of behavioural warnings issued: 99
Number of detections for public order offences: 16 

In addition small quantities of controlled drugs including diamorphine, cannabis herb, cocaine and diazepam have been seized as well as significant amounts of prescription drugs including Zimovane.