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Operation Tara: €106,000 Cannabis Seized and Two Arrests, Finglas, Dublin 11, 22nd February 2023

Issue Date: 22nd February 2023

Gardaí arrested two males and seized over €106,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb today, Wednesday 22nd February 2023.

As part of Operation Tara, a joint-agency operation was conducted by Gardaí attached to the Blanchardstown District Drugs Unit along with Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and personnel from the Revenue Customs service.

During the course of the operation, 5.3kg of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €106,800 was seized by Gardaí at a residence in Finglas, Dublin 11.

Two males, aged in their teens and 20s, were arrested by Gardaí and taken to Finglas Garda Station where they were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The male juvenile, aged in his teens, was released pending a referral to the Garda Youth Diversion Programme.

The man, aged in his 20s, has since been charged in relation to this incident and is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court tomorrow morning, Thursday 23rd February 2023, at 10.30am.

Investigations are ongoing.