Man arrested as gardaí seize €166,900 worth of cannabis in Lucan

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Man Arrested As Gardaí Seize €166,900 Worth Of Cannabis In Lucan
Gardaí said the drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis. Photo: An Garda Síochána.
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Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €166,900 in suspected cannabis herb and another €8,000 in cash following searches in the Lucan area of Dublin.

Gardaí on patrol in the area stopped a vehicle on Saturday at around 9.15am.

A rucksack was found which revealed cannabis herb estimated to be worth €6,900, €4,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

A follow-up search was then carried out under warrant at a nearby residence, under Section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84.

A further €160,000 in cannabis herb was located, along with €4,000 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

Gardaí said the drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested in connection with the search and taken to Ronanstown Garda station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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Investigations into the matter are ongoing, a Garda statement said.

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