Gardai arrest 13 men, seize 7 million euros worth of drugs
Dublin News - Friday 17th November, 2017
Gardai said that in the Dublin operation they netted 400,000 euros worth of drugs and cash
The investigators carried out a search at a house in Kilmainham Bank, Dublin 8
Officers said that they had seized heroin and cocaine worth 400,000 euros
DUBLIN, Ireland - As part of a joint operation involving Gardai and the Dutch police, officials have arrested 13 people and seized a large haul of drugs.
Gardai said that in the Dublin end of the operation, they netted almost 400,000 euros worth of heroin, cocaine and cash.
Investigators were said to have conducted a search operation at a house at Kilmainham Bank, Dublin 8 and seized heroin with a street value of 25,000 euros, 6,000 euros in cash and three imitation firearms.
Gardai arrested a man in his 50s, who was detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act at Kilmainham Garda Station.
Officials also led another search at Basin Street, Dublin 8, where they seized around 1,000 euros worth of heroin and arrested a man in his 40s.
The man was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Kilmainham Garda Station.
Gardai said that another man was arrested on foot of existing bench warrants at an address in McCarthy Terrace, Dublin 8.
The man has reportedly been brought to court and remanded in custody.
The 13 total arrests were carried out in Dublin, Meath and the Netherlands as part of the international investigation.
Gardai said that a car had also been seized for technical examination.
Assistant Commissioner John O' Driscoll, who is in The Hague for meetings with Dutch counterparts and others at Europol, said a number of organised crime gangs in a number of countries may be linked to the wider operation.
He added, “The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau has brought to fruition an operation targeting drug trafficking, which has an international dimension. This has resulted in a significant seizure of cannabis herb and cocaine and the arrest of a number of suspects. Action in this jurisdiction has been co-ordinated with action being undertaken by international law enforcement authorities."
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