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Drugs Seizure and Arrest - Mountjoy Prison, Co.Dublin 17th November 2020

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 40s following a drugs seizure this morning, Tuesday 17th November 2020 at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

Gardaí assisted the Irish Prison Service upon the discovery of Cocaine with an estimated value of €140,000, tablets believed to be worth up to €20,000 and €5,000 in suspected Cannabis Herb (all pending analysis).

A small quantity of steroids and alcohol along with 30 mobiles phones and accompanying sim cards were also seized.

Gardaí are continuing to liaise with the Irish Prison Service and further analysis of the items seized will be carried out.

The arrested man was taken to Mountjoy Garda Station where he remains detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations ongoing.