Herbal cannabis with estimated street value of €1.9m seized in Clondalkin

HERBAL cannabis with an estimated value of €1.96m was seized by Customs officers at an industrial unit in Clondalkin yesterday.

On Wednesday, June 19, a joint operation was conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and gardai from the Security and Intelligence section in West Dublin.

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98Kgs of Herbal Cannabis seized 

The operation was part of an intelligence-led operation targeting organised crime groups operating between different jurisdictions.

According to a Garda statement issued today: “During the course of this operation, two crates, which contained approximately 98Kgs of Herbal Cannabis with an estimated value of €1.96m (subject to analysis) were seized by Customs Officers at an industrial unit in Clondalkin.

“Gardaí arrested three males aged 57, 49 and 32 at the scene and they are currently detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice ( Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda Stations.

“In a follow-up search with the PSNI in Northern Ireland an additional female was arrested and approx.

“Half a Kg of cocaine with an estimated value of €35,000 (subject to analysis) was seized.”

Investigations are ongoing.

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