On 4th April 2020, in the course of an ongoing intelligence led operation, targeting serious and organised crime, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) were involved in the seizure of a significant quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine and the arrest of three persons.
The surveillance operation was undertaken at approximately 7pm, on 4th April 2020, in the Tallaght area of Dublin, by personnel attached to GNDOCB. Two vehicles were stopped at a location on the N81 motorway in Tallaght. Packages containing 2kgs of a substance suspected to be Cocaine (pending analysis) with an estimated value of €140,000, were seized.
Three persons were arrested, on suspicion of involvement in a breach of the provisions of section 15, Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84. The three persons, one woman aged 30 and two men aged 37 and 28, are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2, Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Rathfarnham and Tallaght Garda Stations.
Investigations are continuing.
Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who heads Special Crime Operations within the Garda Síochána said:
"We continue to pursue those who engage in serious and organised crime with a view to dismantling the organised crime groups they are associated with. This seizure of what is believed to be cocaine and the subsequent arrest of three suspects will assist in achieving that objective”.