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Former Garda arrested as €600k of cannabis herb seized in organised crime investigation

A 61-year-old man was arrested during five searches today.

LAST UPDATE | Sep 29th 2021, 8:48 PM

A FORMER GARDA has been arrested today as part of an investigation into organised crime in Dublin.

The Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) seized €600,000 worth of cannabis herb, subject to analysis, and €47,000 of cash during five searches in Dublin today.

Gardaí found and seized 30kg of cannabis herb.

One man, a former Garda aged 61, was arrested during the the operation on suspicion of involvement in offences that relate to the alleged enhancing of a criminal organisation’s ability to commit or facilitate a serious offence.

The man is currently detained at Irishtown Garda Station under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.