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€3 million worth of MDMA and ketamine seized in north Dublin

Meanwhile, an estimated €10,000 worth of herbal cannabis has been seized in the Fermoy area.

Updated Jul 18th 2018, 2:58 PM

A LARGE QUANTITY of drugs worth an estimated €3 million have been seized in north Dublin, while herbal cannabis worth an estimated €10,000 has been seized in Fermoy.

One man in his 40s was arrested after a van was stopped in Kilbarrack yesterday afternoon.

As part of a joint operation from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service, they seized 30kgs of MDMA and 20kgs of ketamine.

customs drugs Source: An Garda Síochána

During a follow-up search, an additional 1kg of herbal cannabis was seized at a house in the area, worth an estimated €20,000.

The 43-year-old man was detained at Raheny Garda Station under provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.

Meanwhile, an estimated €10,000 worth of herbal cannabis has been seized in the Fermoy area.

As part of an ongoing joint investigation targeting drug importations in the Fermoy area, an operation was carried by the Revenue’s Customs Service from the East-South Region, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and gardaí from the Drug unit in Dungarvan at a residential address in Fermoy on Monday.

During the operation, a package was seized by Customs, which contained around half a kilogramme of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €10,000, together with other drugs paraphernalia, tablets and a quantity of cash.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and he was detained at Dungarvan Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

He has been released pending a file being submitted to the office of the DPP.

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