Four arrested as 24.5kg of cannabis herb seized
Vehicles stopped and premises searched as part of planned Garda operation
Subject to analysis, the total of 24.5kg of cannabis herb has a street value of €490,000.
Four men were arrested and a large quantity of cannabis herb seized in Dublin yesterday.
Three men in the car, ranging in age from their 20s to 50s, were arrested and are being held at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
A van was subsequently stopped and searched on Clonsilla Road, resulting in the seizure of approximately 8.5kg cannabis.
The driver, a man in his late 30s, was arrested and is being held at Blanchardstown Garda station under the same provision.
In a later search of a separate house, a large quantity of cash was also discovered and has been seized.
Officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit supported by the National Surveillance Unit, the Garda Organised Crime Unit and local drugs units were involved in the planned operation.