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#Drug Crime

# drug-crime - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law

Gardaí say young people who have never been in trouble with the law find it hard to understand that a normal part of their social lives is actually a serious criminal offence.

# drug-crime - Monday 10 September, 2018

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure

During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Gardaí in Dublin seize €150,000 worth of heroin

A man and a woman were arrested on James’ Street earlier today.

# drug-crime - Monday 28 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday

Here are the stories you need to know as you begin your day.

€500k worth of cocaine seized in garda raid at Dublin premises

This is the third significant drug seizure in Dublin in the last few days.

# drug-crime - Friday 25 March, 2016

Gardaí uncover cocaine stash house, seize €115k worth of drugs

A man in his 30s was arrested on Wednesday at a premises on Moore street.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs

A 24-year-old man was arrested during a seizure at a Dublin house.

# drug-crime - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Cork gardaí seize €126k worth of cannabis resin

Four men were arrested in connection with the investigation.

# drug-crime - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Irish drug dealers networking with criminal gangs in Colombia, Bolivia, Afghanistan

As these gangs become more sophisticated, gardaí are forced to constantly change up their tactics.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Gardaí find €140k worth of heroin in 'suspicious car' with boot left open

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who saw people around the green Ford Focus yesterday to get in touch.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced

Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.

# drug-crime - Friday 30 October, 2015

Photos: The €3 million worth of drugs and guns seized in Tallaght

Two rifles and a shotgun with a silencer and telescopic sights were also found in the seizure.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

60 heroin dealers arrested in Dublin, Cork and Wexford

Gardaí said this major operation will mean heroin will be in short supply, particularly in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# drug-crime - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Three men charged following largest ketamine seizure in Irish history

The men were arrested on Thursday after separate seizures in Dublin and Kildare.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Gardaí seize cocaine, pills and drug-making chemicals in Finglas

The controlled drugs are estimated to have a street value of €500, 000.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of heroin in Dublin

Two men were also arrested in the Dublin area.

# drug-crime - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Gardaí seize half a million euro worth of cocaine in Dublin

Two men were arrested in connection to the substantial seizure.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin in St Patrick's Day raid

Two people were arrested yesterday in connection with the seizure.

# drug-crime - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# drug-crime - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

"Horrific": Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide

And children as young as 15 are involved in ‘tiger kidnappings.’

# drug-crime - Thursday 27 November, 2014

€60,000 worth of cannabis found at a house in Cork

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is being held by gardaí.

# drug-crime - Friday 3 October, 2014

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

# drug-crime - Friday 26 September, 2014

Three due in court over €80 million cocaine seizure on yacht

The yacht was intercepted by naval officers on Wednesday off the coast of Cork.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Man arrested after cannabis seizure at Dublin port

The drugs were hidden in a car arriving from Holyhead.

# drug-crime - Friday 5 September, 2014

€278,000 worth of cannabis seized in Dublin and Donegal

Three people were arrested yesterday in the two separate operations.

# drug-crime - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Man charged over growhouse with €62,000 worth of cannabis plants

The discovery was made yesterday and the man was scheduled to appear in court this morning.

€150,000 worth of heroin found at Dublin house

A woman in her 50s was arrested at the scene by gardaí yesterday evening.

# drug-crime - Thursday 21 August, 2014

More than 20 appear in court on drug charges connected with Operation Tempest

One was denied free legal aid after the court heard her next hearing clashed with a planned holiday in Lanzarote.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Gardaí in Dublin arrest dozens on drug charges after six-month operation

Operation Tempest has made landfall…

# drug-crime - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Five arrested over €80,000 heroin seizure in Dublin

The seizure was made after searches at two premises in Dublin’s city centre today.

# drug-crime - Saturday 31 May, 2014

€300,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Leitrim

A 43-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

This is what €850,000 worth of tobacco and 60 litres of un-distilled alcohol looks like

Gardaí said no arrests have been made at this time in connection with the search and seizure at a premises in Louth this morning.

Gangster ‘Fat Freddie’ arrested at Dublin Airport

Thompson appeared in court this afternoon and a hearing has been set for next week.

# drug-crime - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin

Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.

# drug-crime - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Four in Kilkenny court over cocaine and cannabis seizure

The four men in their 20s were arrested after gardaí carried out searches in six locations across the country yesterday.

Two due in court over €1.5m cannabis haul

The two men were arrested yesterday by gardaí targeting a criminal gang based in Tallaght, south Dublin.

# drug-crime - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Gardaí seize drugs, stolen cars and a gun in south Dublin

Two men were arrested and have since been released.

# drug-crime - Sunday 6 April, 2014

21-year-old arrested in Tallaght over heroin seizure

The quantity of heroin seized has a street value of about €112,500.

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