An estimated €1 million worth of heroin has been seized in Dublin and Meath
An awful lot of heroin.
An estimated €1 million worth of heroin has been seized following a number of searches carried out in Dublin and Meath.
In a joint operation on Sunday morning involving members of The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the United Kingdom National Crime Agency, a number of searches were carried in Dublin and Meath, which resulted in a major seizure.
A seizure of seven kilograms of heroin with an estimate value of €1 million euro (subject to analysis) was seized, while three men, aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested by Gardaí and brought to Dublin Garda Stations, where they are currently being detained.
Investigations are ongoing, nationally and internationally.
Speaking on Sunday, Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said: "This substantial seizure of heroin will help keep our communities and people safe and will impact significantly on organised crime groups involved in the international drugs trade.”
Also on Sunday, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said "This seizure of a large amount of heroin is the result of an intelligence led investigation.
"This demonstrates the increased capabilities of the Garda Síochána, when working with our international partners, to keep people safe and to target those who would attack our communities with drugs."