Gardai have seized drugs worth €2.5 million in Dublin.
The drugs were discovered yesterday following a search of a home in the Kingswood area of Dublin 22.
Gardaí have seized €2.5 million worth of drugs including MDMA, ecstasy and cannabis following a search of a residence in the Kingswood area of Dublin 22 on 16/07/20, as part of ongoing investigations related to Operation Tara.
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It led to the seizure of the following:
- 34kgs 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
- Ecstasy valued at €1,187,500.
A drugs press, mixing machine, weighing scales and storage material were also recovered as part of the investigations related to Operation Tara.
A man in his 20s has been arrested.
He's being held at Ronanstown Garda Station.
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of Dublin West Division has said this is another example of the impact of Operation Tara 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. I will continue to increase the allocation of resources to meet this challenge".