Four arrested over €2m Dublin drug seizures

 

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested four people after seizing drugs worth over €2,300,000 in two separate hauls last night.

In Clondalkin, gardaí arrested three people after seizing a quantity of heroin with a potential street value of up to €2,000,000.

The seizure was made at 9.30pm last night when a car was stopped and searched at Cherrywood Crescent, Clondalkin.

Gardaí discovered almost 10kgs of heroin and a quantity of cash in the car.

A man and a woman who were in the car at the time were arrested and are now detained under Section 2, Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Another woman was arrested at a house in Kilcronan Grove, Clondalkin during a follow up investigation.

All three are being questioned at Ronanstown and Clondalkin Garda Stations.

In Coolock a man is being questioned by gardaí today following the seizure of cocaine with a street value of up to €320,000.

Gardai from the drugs unit stopped and searched a car on the M1 motorway at Swords at 10.10pm last night.

During the search, four kilos (8lb) of a substance, believed to be cocaine, was discovered.

"Depending on the results of forensic analysis of the substance, it is believed that the drugs have a street value of €320,000," said a garda spokesman.

The driver of the car, a 47-year-old man with an address in England, was arrested at the scene.

He is currently being detained at Coolock Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.