Two face court over separate drug seizures in Dublin

Cases follow discovery of firearm and drugs in one case and cannabis in another

Two men were scheduled to appear separately in court this morning in relation to drug-related crime. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Two men were scheduled to appear separately in court this morning in relation to drug-related crime. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 08:24

Two men were scheduled to appear separately in court this morning in relation to drug-related crime.

A man was scheduled to appear in court in relation to the discovery of heroin and cannabis worth €200,000 and a firearm.

The 23-year-old was to appear at Tallaght District Court at 10.30am.

His was the second arrest in the case. He was detained in Tallaght under provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Tallaght Garda Station.

The gun and drugs were discovered on Thursday, April 4th.

A male in his late teens was arrested last week in relation to the case and also detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, at Tallaght Garda Station, but was released without charge.

Meanwhile, a man was scheduled to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am this morning in relation to the seizure of about €250,000 of cannabis in north Dublin on Monday night.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting the activity of a north Dublin crime gang, gardaí from the Organised Crime Unit had stopped and searched a van and car shortly before 8pm on April 8th at Tooman, Lusk. Three males were arrested.

Suspected herbal cannabis worth about €250,000 was seized.

Three men, all in their 30s, were arrested and detained at Swords and Ballymun Garda stations under provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended. The other two men have been released without charge.