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Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city

A man was arrested and released without charge in relation to the seizure.

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Updated Sep 19th 2018, 5:06 PM

A MAN HAS been released without charge after being arrested following the seizure of a quantity of heroin as gardaí carried out raids on seven properties in Dublin this morning. 

A number of encrypted communications devices were also seized in the operation targeting organised crime in the capital.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, supported by the Special Crime Task Force and personnel from the North Central division carried out the raids.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the seizure. 

However, he has since been released without charge. 

A file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

“The searches undertaken this morning represent further evidence of the Garda Siochána’s unrelenting efforts to dismantle organised crime groups (OCGs) that are involved in drug trafficking and a wide range of other criminality and who are attempting to murder particular people,” said Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll who heads Special Crime Operations. 

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