Man charged in relation to €610k worth of drugs seized in intelligence operation

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Digital Desk staff

UPDATED: 18/09/2020 10:00

One man has been charged in relation to €610,000 worth of drugs seized as part of an intelligence led operation targeting organised criminality in Dublin on Wednesday.

Three men were arrested and one of them, aged 49, has been charged and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, this morning

The other two men, aged 42 and 46, have been released.

The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) carried out an intervention on three vehicles in Swords on Wednesday.

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During the course of the operation, gardaí seized cocaine to the value of €350,000 and suspected cannabis to the value of €260,000.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Organised and Serious Crime said: "An Garda Síochána is committed to disrupting the activities of organised criminals supplying drugs to our communities.

“This seizure of a substantial quantity of cocaine and cannabis is significant in this regard.”

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