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GNDOCB Operation - €720,000 Cannabis Seizure and Arrests, 25th February 2021

On 25/02/2021, as part of an investigation targeting serious organised criminal activity, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) assisted by Revenue Customs and the Garda Dog Unit stopped and searched four vehicles in Ashbourne and West Dublin. Four addresses in Dublin, Meath and Louth were also searched.

36kg of Cannabis (pending analysis) with an estimated street value of €720,000 was seized along with €22,000 in cash.

Three males, two aged in their 30s and one 40s, have been arrested and are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Ashbourne and Ronanstown Garda Stations.

Speaking today Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, head of Organised and Serious Crime, said:

"The seizure today of a significant quantity of illicit drugs and the arrest of three suspects demonstrates the value of ongoing positive working relationships forged by An Garda Síochána with partner agencies, in Ireland, with the Revenue Customs Service. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to tackle organised crime that impacts negatively on communities”.