Four men held after drug finds

 

Four men have been arrested after drug seizures in Dublin and Co Donegal.

Two men in their 60s are being questioned after 300 cannabis plants worth an estimated €240,000 were seized after a search at a house in Ballintra, Co Donegal.

Gardaí from Ballyshannon and members of the regional support unit conducted the operation.

The two are being questioned at Ballyshannon Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1993.

In Dublin, a 25-year-old man is being questioned at Store Street Garda station after herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €180,000 was seized during a joint operation between the Garda National Drugs Unit and the Revenue’s Customs Service.

Some 9kg of the drug was recovered during the search of a house on Berkley Road, Dublin 7 last night.

“Revenue officials detected the herbal cannabis which was concealed in a cargo consignment when it arrived into Dublin Airport from Spain,” Revenue said in a statement.

“This joint operation resulted in the arrest of a Romanian national who is currently detained at Store Street Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.”

Two stun guns were seized during follow up searches.

Separately, a man (20) has been arrested following the seizure of cocaine worth up to €40,000 in Coolock, Dublin. 

The cocaine was found during a search at a house in Priorswood. The man, who was arrested at the scene, is being held at Coolock Garda station.