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Cannabis worth €340,000 seized by Gardaí in Dublin

Gardaí discovered 17 vacuum-packed bags, weighing approximately 1kg each, in the back of an abandoned van.

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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have seized €340,000 worth of cannabis from an abandoned van in Dublin 15. 

The drugs were discovered after the van drove away from a Garda checkpoint on the Ratoath Road in Finglas last night. 

Gardaí pursued the vehicle, which was found abandoned a short time later on Dunsink Lane. 

A search was conducted of the area with assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit. The driver was not located.

Gardaí discovered 17 vacuum-packed bags, weighing approximately 1kg each, in the back of the vehicle. The packages contained a large quantity of suspected cannabis, with an estimated street value of €340,000. The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

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