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man arrested

11.5kg of cannabis found concealed in soft toy

About €7,000 worth of cocaine and a small quantity of cash were also seized.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man and seized a quantity of drugs in a joint operation with the Revenue Customs Service.

A house in Dublin 15 was searched this morning, as part of ongoing investigations involving the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Finglas Drugs Unit and Revenue targeting drug importations in the west Dublin area.

Teddy Pic 1 11.5kg of cannabis was found inside this toy Garda Press Office Garda Press Office

Teddy Pic 2 Where the cannabis was found Garda Press Office Garda Press Office

During this operation, a package that contained approximately 11.5kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €230,000 (subject to analysis) was found concealed in a large soft toy.

About €7,000 worth of cocaine (subject to analysis) and a small quantity of cash were also seized. Gardaí initially said the cocaine was worth approximately €10,000, but later amended this figure.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is being detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

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