Cannabis worth €1.6m seized in Newcastle raid

By Aura McMenamin

APPROXIMATELY €1.6m worth of cannabis herb was seized in Newcastle yesterday, during an operation which also led to the arrest of a man.

The discovery was made during the search of an industrial unit in Newcastle as part of a garda investigation into serious organised criminal activity in West Dublin on Wednesday, December 5.

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The man in his late 30s was arrested during the search and is being detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

A garda spokesperson said: “One man in his late 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

Gardai from the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau were assisted by the Special Crime Task Force

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