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Operation Tara - GNDOCB, €2.4 million Cannabis Seizure, Co. Dublin, 20th February 2023

Issue Date: 21st February 2023

As part of Operation Tara and an ongoing investigation targeting serious organised criminal activity in the Dublin Region, Gardaí conducted an operation in South Dublin on Monday, 20th February 2023.

Personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) supported by the Special Crime Task Force (SCTF), intercepted two vehicles in the Tallaght area and searched a residential address in the Knocklyon area.

During the course of theses searches, 120 kilogrammes of cannabis herb with an estimated street sale value of €2.4 million was seized.

The drugs will be sent for further analysis.

Two males, aged in their 40s have been arrested and are currently detained pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Rathfarnham and Tallaght Garda Stations.

Investigations are ongoing.