Gardaí stop pedestrian found to be carrying €234,000 worth of heroin
A serious amount of heroin.
Gardaí operating out of the Coolock Garda Station discovered €234,000 worth of heroin when they stopped a man as part of ongoing operation into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the area.
The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was stopped following a short foot pursuit in the Priorswood area of Coolock, Dublin 17. A large quantity of drugs were found following a search.
He was then arrested and taken to Coolock Garda station. He is currently being detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.
According to a statement issued by An Garda Síochána, following further searches in the Darndale and Santry area, cannabis herb (also pending analysis) with an estimated value of approximately €7,000 was discovered along with a sum of cash.
The combined total of drugs and cash seized was €245,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
Gardaí have posted photos of the discovered items on their official Facebook page.