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Two arrests after MDMA and cannabis worth €800k seized at Navan Road apartment

Gardaí said the operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting organised crime in Dublin and Meath.

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GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested two men and seized drugs worth an estimated street value of €800,000 after searches yesterday.

Two cars were stopped by gardaí on the M50, and €80,000 worth of cannabis was discovered, as was €5,000 in cash.

A follow-up search was carried out at an apartment complex on the Navan Road. Gardaí seized crystallised MDMA, cannabis resin and herb worth an estimated €720,000 at this address.

Two men – aged 47 and 58 – were arrested.

Gardaí said that these arrests were made as part of ongoing investigations into organised crime in west Dublin and Meath.

They are currently being detained at Finglas Garda Station. Under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, the pair can be detained for up to seven days.

The operation was carried out by the Special Crime Task Force, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and a number of units in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

Gardaí added that the investigation is currently ongoing, and that further updates would be forthcoming soon.

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