We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Joe Dunne/Photocall Ireland!
West Dublin

Man due in court over €500k ecstasy haul

A total of five people were arrested, following a sweep of six addresses across Dublin on Tuesday.

A MAN IS due before court at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Dublin’s Parkgate Street this afternoon in connection with Tuesday’s massive seizure of ecstasy, worth an estimated €500,000.

A total of five people were arrested following raids at a number of premises across Crumlin Road, Tallaght and Clondalkin.

An initial search of the address on Crumlin Road led to the arrests of four men, aged between their 20s and 30s.

In the follow-up searches, of five separate premises around 50,000 tablets, believed to be ecstasy were seized, along with equipment and chemicals.

A woman in her 20s was also detained in Clondalkin as part of the operation – which was carried out by the National Drugs Unit, with support from local gardaí.

The other four people questioned have since been released, with files to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man appearing in court this afternoon is aged in his 30s. He’s due before Dublin District Court 3 at 2pm.

Read: Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.