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Operation Tara: €123,000 Drugs Seized and Arrest, Ringsend, Dublin 4, 8th October 2021

Issue Date: 09/10/2021

Gardaí have seized €123,000 worth of controlled drugs and arrested one man during a search operation in Ringsend, Dublin 4 yesterday evening, Friday 8th October 2021.

At approximately 6pm yesterday evening, Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit at Kevin Street Garda Station, with assistance from the Divisional Crime Task Force, conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Ringsend, Dublin 4.

During the course of the search a large quantity of controlled drugs were detected. Gardaí seized cannabis resin valued at €30,000, cannabis herb valued at €30,000, Xanax tablets valued at €40,000, Diazepam tablets valued at €20,000, and cocaine valued at €3,000. All drugs are subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

Cash to the value of €14,000 was also seized during the search operation. One man, aged in his 50s, was arrested and taken to Kevin Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

This seizure is part of An Garda Síochána’s national anti-drugs strategy, Operation Tara, which aims to disrupt drug trafficking networks involved in the sale, supply and distribution of controlled drugs at local, national and international level.

Investigations are ongoing.