Drugs with a street value of €2.5 million seized by Gardaí in Dublin 3 weeks ago

Drugs with a street value of €2.5 million seized by Gardaí in Dublin

The haul of drugs seized included cannabis, MDMA, variations of ecstasy tablets, ketamine and Xanax.

Drugs with a street value of €2.5 million have been seized by Gardaí in Dublin as part of ongoing investigations related to Operation Tara.

On Thursday (16 July), acting on intelligence as part of ongoing operations, Gardaí from the Dublin Metropolitan Region West Divisional Drugs Unit, based at Ronanstown Garda Station, carried out a search of a residence in the Kingswood area in south Dublin (Dublin 22).

During the course of this search, Gardaí discovered an assortment of suspected controlled drugs, including:

  • 34 kilos of vacuum packed cannabis with an estimated value of €680,000
  • MDMA with an estimated value of €40,860
  • Pink Upjohn tablets valued at €22,146
  • Blue ecstasy tablets valued at €176,190
  • Pink powder for Upjohn tablets valued at €168,000 and €3,550 respectively
  • White ecstasy tablets valued at €66,240
  • Ketamine valued at €60,000
  • Xanax tablets valued at €81,700
  • Further ecstasy valued at €1,187,500

All drugs seized are subject to analysis.

In addition to the suspected controlled drugs seized, suspected drugs paraphernalia, including a drugs press, mixing machine, weighing scales and storage material, were also recovered.

A full investigation has been launched and no arrests have been made to date.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of Dublin West Division said that the haul is another example of the impact of Operation Tara is having on drug dealing.

"We will continue to detect and aggressively disrupt illegal drug dealing at all levels in order to protect our communities from the ravages of drugs,” Murphy said.

“I will continue to increase the allocation of resources to meet this challenge.”