Man arrested after €600,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

Elsewhere, gardaí discover more than 100 cannabis plants at Co Offaly grow house

Gardaí have seized cannabis herb worth an estimated €600,000 during an operation with customs officers in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí have seized cannabis herb worth an estimated €600,000 during an operation with customs officers in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

 

Gardaí and customs officers have seized cannabis herb worth an estimated €600,000 in north Dublin.

The operation was carried out on Monday as part of ongoing intelligence-led investigations involving An Garda Síochána and Revenue’s Customs Service.

Members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped and search a vehicle near Man O’War, a Garda spokesman said.

Cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €600,000, pending analysis, was found concealed in it.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Balbriggan Garda station.

Grow house

In a separate operation, gardaí seized more than 100 cannabis plants at a property in Co Offaly on Monday.

The seizure came as part of a series of investigations targeting an organised crime group involved in the operation of cannabis grow houses nationwide, according to gardaí.

Cannabis plants worth an estimated €80,000 were also seized.

The search in Co Offaly was conducted as a follow up to the arrests of four men on Friday after a cannabis seizure worth €200,000. Friday’s search came as part of investigations into the sale and supply of drugs in the Castlebar, Nenagh and Dundalk areas.