Cannabis and MDMA worth €800,000 seized after searches in Dublin

Gardai have arrested two men and seized drugs with an estimated street value of €800,000 during an operation in the Dublin area on Monday.

As part of ongoing investigations targeting organised crime groups based in West Dublin and County Meath, an operation was carried out in Dublin on Monday.

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During the operation two cars were stopped and searched on the M50. Cannabis Herb with an estimated street value of €80,000 was seized along with €5,000 in cash.

Follow up searches were later carried out at an apartment complex on the Navan Road, which resulted in the seizure of crystallized MDMA, cannabis resin and herb with a total estimated street value of €720,000.

The two men (aged 47 and 58) are currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. They can be detained for up to seven days.

The operation was carried out by the Special Crime Task Force, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and a number of units based in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.

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