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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Man (39) arrested following seizure of estimated €145k worth of cocaine

The drugs were seized following a search of a car in Blanchardstown, Dublin this afternoon.

Sheepmore Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Sheepmore Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin
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A MAN HAS been arrested following the seizure of an estimated €145,000 worth of cocaine in Dublin. 

At around 4pm, a car was stopped just outside Sheepmore Estate in Blanchardstown during an intelligence-led operation, conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organisation Crime Bureau. 

A search of the car uncovered just over two kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street value of €145,000 (subject to analysis). 

The sole occupant of the car, a 39-year-old man, was arrested at the scene. 

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

Investigations are ongoing. 

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