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Over €600k worth of drugs seized by organised crime gardaí during searches of cars in Swords, Dublin

Gardaí searched three cars.

The suspected cannabis seized in Co Wexford.
The suspected cannabis seized in Co Wexford.
Image: An Garda Síochána

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 1:01 PM

GARDAÍ SAID THEY have arrested three men after €610k worth of drugs were seized in north Dublin last night. 

Officers attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) searched three vehicles in Swords last night. 

During the course of the operation, they seized cocaine to the value of €350,000 and cannabis to the value of €260,000.

Three men, aged 49, 46 and 42, were arrested at the scene and are currently being held at a number of north Dublin garda stations.

Speaking today Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Organised and Serious Crime said: “An Garda Síochána is committed to disrupting the activities of organised criminals supplying drugs to our communities. This seizure of a substantial quantity of cocaine and cannabis is significant in this regard.”

Separate search

Meanwhile, a man his 30s has been charged in connection with a seizure of approximately €100,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Co Wexford. 

Gardaí stopped a car at a checkpoint in Gorey on Tuesday night after detecting a smell of cannabis. 

The car was searched and the suspected cannabis was discovered. 

The man was arrested by gardaí and he has since been charged. He is expected to appear before Gorey District Court this morning. 

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A woman in her 20s was also arrested in connection with the seizure.

She has been released without charge and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

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