Gardaí stop pedestrian found to be carrying €234,000 worth of heroin 3 weeks ago

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.

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