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Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin

Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.

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Updated Dec 7th 2018, 8:33 AM

FOUR PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after gardaí seized suspected drugs worth €2.8 million in Dublin yesterday evening. 

Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, supported by the Special Crime Task Force, organised criminal activity in the Dublin and Meath regions, intercepted two vehicles in a car park in the Liffey Valley area at around 7.10pm. 

A large quantity of suspected cocaine with an approximate street value of €2.8 million was seized. 

Three men and one woman, all in their 40s, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking offences. 

They are currently detained at Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Lucan garda stations under the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

Cash totalling around €50,000 has also been recovered in a follow-up search at a residence in Co Meath. 

Meanwhile, gardaí also intercepted a vehicle on the N7 at Rathcoole, Co Dublin at around 6.30pm yesterday. 

A large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized. 

One man in his 40s was arrested for drug trafficking offences. 

He is currently in custody at Clondalkin Garda Station detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

Gardaí also arrested a man in his 20s and seized a quantity of drugs in Finglas yesterday evening. 

At 7pm, gardaí attached to the Finglas Garda Station searched a house in the area.

During the course of the search, gardaí seized cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €200,000. 

The arrested man is detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act. 

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