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Two due in court over Dublin cannabis and cash haul

Four men were arrested yesterday, and €490,000 worth of cannabis seized as gardaí carried out a planned operation targetting a drugs gang.

The Criminal Courts of Justice
The Criminal Courts of Justice
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TWO MEN ARE due in court this afternoon in connection with yesterday’s Garda crackdown on drug criminals operating in Dublin.

€490,000 of cannabis and a large amount of cash was seized as gardaí conducted two stop-and-search operations and two house searches at locations in the west and south of the city.

In the first operation, a car travelling on the Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot was stopped an searched by officers yesterday afternoon. One kilogram of cannabis herb was found and the three occupants of the car – ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s – were arrested.

Later, a van was stopped and searched on the Clonsilla Road in Dublin 15, resulting in the seizure of a further 8.5kg of cannabis. The driver – a man in his 30s – was also arrested.

In a follow-up house search, across the city at Stillorgan’s Dale Road, 15 kilograms of the drug was found by gardaí. A large quantity of cash was found later in a further search at a separate address.

The four men were held overnight at Ballyfermot and Blanchardstown Garda Stations for questioning under the Drug Trafficking Act.

Two of them, aged 29 and 38, are due to appear in Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street later this afternoon.

The other two have been released without charge, with a file to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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