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Gardaí arrest five after €500k ecstasy seizure in Dublin

Equipment, chemicals and 50,000 tablets were found in a series of searches.

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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested five people and seized a large quantity of drugs after a series of raids in Dublin yesterday.

An initial search of an address on Crumlin Road led to the arrests of four men aged in their 20s and 30s.

Subsequently, Gardaí raided five separate premises in and around Tallaght and Clondalkin, which led to the seizure of 50,000 tablets believed to be Ecstasy.

Equipment and chemicals used to manufacture the tablets were also discovered, and a woman aged in her 20s was arrested in Clondalkin.

The drugs have not yet undergone formal analysis, but Gardaí believe they have a street value of more than €500,000.

The five suspects are being held on suspicion of drug trafficking at Sundrive Road, Kevin Street and Kilmainham Garda stations.

Yesterday’s operation was carried out by members of the Garda National Drugs Unit and local Gardaí in Tallaght, Ronanstown and Crumlin.

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