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All in an afternoon: Almost €750,000 worth of drugs seized in Dublin and Limerick

Gardaí in Dublin and Limerick seized drugs, firearms, and ammunition yesterday as part of their crime-prevention operation.

Drugs seized by gardaí in Finglas yesterday as part of Operation Thor.
Drugs seized by gardaí in Finglas yesterday as part of Operation Thor.
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ALMOST €600K WORTH of drugs have been seized by gardaí in Finglas, Dublin, as well as €126,000 worth of drugs in Pallasgreen, Limerick.

Heroin, cocaine, and cannabis herb, with a street value of €400,000, €100,000, and €80,000 respectively, were seized by uniformed and plain-clothed gardaí of Finglas Garda Station during the planned search of a premises in the Barry area of Finglas yesterday afternoon.

A firearm and ammunition were also recovered.

A man in his late 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under the Drug Trafficking Act (1996).

Both seizures were part of An Garda Síochána’s Operation Thor, which targets organised crime gangs and repeat offenders through crime prevention and enforcement measures.

Garda Heroin, cocaine and cannabis seizure. Two me Heroin, cocaine and cannabis seizure by gardai from May of this year. Source: RollingNews.ie

Limerick seizure

Cannabis herb, cocaine, benzodiazepines and alprazolam (types of sedatives or ‘downers’) with a combined estimated street value of €126,000, were seized following the planned search of a premises at Brooksbridge, Pallasgreen yesterday afternoon by local gardaí and the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit.

Two firearms, ammunition and a firearm component were also recovered.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

The ultimate aim of drug seizures, according to gardaí, is to help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality through intelligence and crime-based trends.

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