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Two released and three still in custody over €5.1m drugs seizure

Some of the drugs were seized when a van and car were searched in the IKEA car park on the Ballymun Road.

File photo of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin seized by gardaí
File photo of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin seized by gardaí
Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

THREE PEOPLE REMAIN in custody over a drugs bust that took place last Friday.

Gardaí said this morning that three men remain in custody in relation to the €5.1 million cannabis seizure.

Two are detained at Finglas Garda Station and one at Ballymun Garda Station.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The drugs were discovered during two related operations in the capital.

The first discovery was made when a van and car were searched while in the IKEA car park on the Ballymun Road.

Inside, gardaí found 90kg of resin and arrested three men.

In a follow-up search at a unit in a North Dublin business park, 240kg of cannabis was discovered by gardaí. A woman was arrested in the Ballymun area following this discovery.

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