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14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.
May 23rd 2019, 10:20 PM 12,542 0

14 PEOPLE HAVE been arrested and drugs worth an estimated €42,000 have been seized after gardaí searched 14 houses in Dublin. 

Gardaí attached to the ‘H’ District Drugs Unit, assisted by members from the Division, carried out a search operation in Ballymun between Monday and today.

A total of 14 houses were searched under warrant and 14 males, whose ages range between 16 and 30, were arrested. 

During the course of the three-day operation targeting street dealers in Ballymun, cannabis herb and cocaine with an estimated street value of €42,000 (subject to analysis) and over €14,000 in cash were seized. 

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized. 

The 14 arrested males were all detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. 

12 of those arrested have been charged and are before the courts. 

Two were released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

In a follow-up search, two firearms and a quantity of ammunition were also seized. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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