Six arrested as cannabis and cocaine worth €4m is seized
SIX people have been arrested in connection with a €4million cocaine and cannabis seizure involving three Garda operations across Dublin.
The Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized 35 kilograms of cocaine worth €2.8million when they intercepted a handover of the drugs between two cars in a car park at Liffey Valley at around 7.10pm on Thursday night. Three men and one woman were arrested at the scene.
The Traveller gang targeted in this incident have close links to the Kinahan cartel. They are Meath-based but hail from north Dublin.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll said one of the men arrested is a Dutch national, while the woman is believed to be from the Dominican Republic. The other two men are Irish. All four are aged in their 40s.
Gardaí said yesterday that the seizure has resulted in a major importation route being disbanded. Cash totalling €50,000 was recovered in a follow up search in Co. Meath.
In a second operation targeting the same Meath-based Traveller drugs gang, officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized 45 kilograms of cannabis.
In the third drugs operation the Finglas Drugs Unit arrested a man after gardaí seized €210,000 worth of cannabis resin on Thursday.
Five people arrested as part of an operation by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau in West Dublin are due to appear before the Dublin District Court this morning charged in connection with the investigation.
Five people were arrested on drug trafficking offences. On Thursday, three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the seizure of cocaine with an estimated value of €2.8million, and in another incident one man was arrested for possession of cannabis worth €800,000.