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Three arrested after €1.8 million of drugs seized

Three men were arrested after the drugs were found during a planned operation in Co Kildare and Dublin this afternoon.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED three males and seized drugs with an estimated street value of up to €1.8 million following a planned operation in Co Kildare and Dublin this afternoon.

Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs Unit, assisted by officers from the Organised Crime Unit, searched a van and a car in Castlewarden, Co Kildare.

They seized cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €600,000 (pending analysis). Three males, aged 31, 40 and 50 years, were arrested at the scene.

In a follow-up search of a business premises in the Cookstown area of Tallaght, gardaí said a further quantity of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €1.2 million (pending analysis) was discovered.

The three men are currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Clondalkin Garda Station.

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