VIDEO: Behind the scenes with the Gardaí in new RTÉ documentary series 3 years ago

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with the Gardaí in new RTÉ documentary series

The Guards starts tonight and is not to be missed.

A new RTÉ series is going behind the scenes with Gardaí from Dublin to give an unprecedented look at frontline policing in the Irish capital.

The first episode of The Guards airs on Tuesday night in RTÉ2 and examines the effect that drugs, and drug dealing, have had on Dublin city centre.

Firstly, a look at a drugs bust on the street.

This clip shows a shopkeeper who has been subjected to a number of terrifying raids in East Wall.

This clip, meanwhile, shows the lengths the police have to go to in order to retrieve drugs from criminals.

Nobody needs a stint on the dry toilet.