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Eleven arrested, ammunition and drugs seized in organised crime raids

Armed gardaí, search dogs and air units are all taking part in the large-scale raids across north inner city Dublin.

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Updated, 11.13am

ELEVEN PEOPLE HAVE been arrested this morning as gardaí launched a series of raids targeting organised crime and drug trafficking in Dublin’s north inner city.

More than 100 officers, some armed, searched 20 premises including two businesses in the raids which began early today. Gardaí said the operation is part of an investigation carried out over several months by officers at Mountjoy garda station.

Ammunition, drugs, cash, mobile phones, computers, and documents and paraphernalia relating to drug dealing were seized during the searches.

Garda dogs and helicopter support took part in the raids, alongside the Organised Crime Unit, the Emergency Response Unit, and officers from uniform and plain clothes units across north Dublin.

Eight men and three women were arrested, ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s. Ten are being held at garda stations in north Dublin city, while one of the women was lodged directly to Mountjoy Prison.

Six people are being detained under the Criminal Justice Act, three people under the Offences Against the State Act, and one under the Drug Trafficking Act. The operation is still under way at the time of writing.

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