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Operation Tara - Over €182,000 Suspected Cannabis, Cocaine and MDMA Seized, One Man Arrested, South Dublin, Saturday 3rd June 2023

Issue Date: 4th June 2023

Gardaí from the Dublin Crime Response Team (DCRT) seized over €182,000 of suspected drugs along with over €5,000 in cash and a number of high value watches during the course of a search operation conducted as part of Operation Tara in South Dublin on the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2023.

The search was a result of ongoing operations undertaken by the DCRT targeting the sale and supply of illicit drugs in the Dublin region.

During the course of the search which occurred at a residential premises in the Tallaght area, suspected cannabis herb (€122,000), cocaine (€58,000) and MDMA (€2,400) with a combined estimated value of €182,400 was seized, along with €5,655 in cash and seven high-end watches. 

All of the drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for analysis.

A man in his 20s has been arrested and he is currently being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Dublin Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing.