€300,000 worth of heroin seized in Dublin 5 days ago

€300,000 worth of heroin seized in Dublin

Two young men were arrested following the seizure.

€300,000 worth of heroin was seized by Gardaí in Dublin on Wednesday.

In the course of an ongoing intelligence led investigation targeting serious and organised crime in Dublin, Gardaí searched a premises located in Bluebell, Dublin 12.

In the course of this search, a substantial quantity of a substance believed to be heroin (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €300,000, was seized along with drug trafficking related paraphernalia.

Two males, aged 19 and 17 years, who were in the premises that was searched, were arrested and are currently detained pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996, at Clondalkin Garda Station.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who heads An Garda Síochána Special Crime Operations spoke about the seizure and how it impacts those affected by Covid-19, saying: "An Garda Síochána is alert to the fact that particular criminals and organised crime groups may continue to operate while we are tackling issues associated with the existence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or may attempt to take advantage of its existence.

"For this purpose, each of the bureaus within special crime operations is targeting particular criminals and OCGs who are known or suspected to engage in a wide range of criminal activity and will continue to do so until the virus no longer represents a problem within the communities we serve."