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Gardaí seize half a million euro worth of cocaine in South Dublin raids

A large quantity of other drugs were also discovered in the raid of two properties.
Jul 24th 2015, 6:39 PM 19,844 23

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after gardaí seized more than €720,000 worth of drugs in Dublin raids.

This happened in two separate incidents today in action taken by gardaí from Pearse District Drug Unit investigating the supply and sale of controlled drugs in Dublin’s south-inner city.

The first raid was on a property in Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

Two people were arrested, a 25-year-old man and a 18-year-old woman, who are currently being detained at Pearse Street Garda Station under the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

At the property cocaine with an estimated street value of around €70,000 was discovered.

During a search of a second property, also located in Walkinstown, gardaí found cocaine with a street value of €430,000, Zopiclone tablets (medication that is used to treat insomnia) with a street value of €220,000 and ecstasy tablets with a street value of €5,000.

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Irishtown Garda Station where he is being detailed under the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.  

Read: Man denies he fed ketamine to seagull after video goes viral

Also: A LOT of heroin has been seized at industrial estate in Dublin

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