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Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin

Heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million was seized by gardaí.

Source: Christina Finn/YouTube

THE MASSIVE HEROIN and cocaine haul made by gardaí this week is likely to cause a sizeable dent in the supply and demand of drugs on Irish streets.

Yesterday, gardaí displayed the massive seizure of drugs and ammunition, which included 32.5 kilos of heroin and half a kilo of cocaine, with a street value of over €5 million.

unnamed (18) Source: Christina Finn

unnamed (26) Source: Christina Finn

A sizeable amount of weapons were also seized, with gardaí stating that the style of assault weapons, which include sub machine guns and two pistols, one with a silencer, was surprising.

Gardaí said that drugs haul is very significant as it is believed the drugs were destined for the Irish market.

unnamed (19) Each packet is 2 kilos of heroin. Source: Christina Finn

“This seizure has caused a major disruption to a Ballyfermot/Clondalkin based criminal gang, who have international connections. We are determined to do all we can to protect our communities from the scourge of drugs.”

The gardaí said that the word “drought” is often heard in relation to heroin seizures, saying that this significant seizure will have an impact on the streets.

“This is a significant loss to drug traffickers themselves and will have a significant impact on those reliant on drugs,” said Detective Colm O’Malley. 

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