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Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane

A man in his 40s has been arrested.

GARDAÍ SEIZED DRUGS and arrested one man as part of an operation in Dublin yesterday.

During the course of a search in Artane, gardaí discovered 20kg of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €1.4 million, subject to analysis, and 4kg of cannabis resin, with a street value of €100,000.

They also found component parts of firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Coolock Garda Station under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

The operation was carried out by gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Garda Emergency Response Unit and local gardaí.

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