Man charged following seizure of over €350k worth of drugs
Gardai seized over €350,000 of suspected diamorphine and cocaine in the Clondalkin area on Friday (Photo An Garda Siochana)

Man charged following seizure of over €350k worth of drugs

ONE man has been charged following the seizure by Gardai of over €350,000 of suspected diamorphine and cocaine in the Clondalkin area at lunchtime on Friday.

Gardai searched a home in the Clondalkin area as part of Operation Tara under warrant and arrested and charged a man in his early 40s following the seizure of suspected diamorphine worth €329,420 and cocaine worth €23,240.

 

A garda statement released this morning said: “Gardaí have seized over €350,000 of suspected diamorphine and cocaine, and arrested and charged one man, following a search operation conducted as part of Operation Tara in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, on the afternoon of Friday, 7th October 2022.

“At approximately 1pm yesterday, Gardaí from Ronanstown Garda Station conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

“During the course of this search operation, suspected diamorphine with an estimated value of €329,420 was seized in addition to suspected cocaine with an estimated value of €23,240, bringing the total value of suspected drugs seized to €352,660. All of the drugs seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for further analysis.”

The drugs seized by Gardai (Photo An Garda Siochana)

Gardaí also seized a mixing machine, weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia.

A man, aged in his early 40s, was later arrested in connection with this seizure.

He was detained at Lucan Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 and has since been charged.

He is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday morning.

Gardai say investigations are ongoing.