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IrelandGardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities

09:40  02 september  2019
09:40  02 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.

A UK NATIONAL has been remanded in custody after gardaí seized about € 1 million worth of heroin following raids in Dublin and Meath. Searches were carried out in a joint operation at the weekend involving members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the UK ’s National

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities © An Garda Saiochaana

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED three men and seized €1 million worth of heroin in a joint operation with the UK’s National Crime Agency.

A number of searches were carried out in Dublin and Meath this morning. Gardaí said 7kgs of heroin, with an estimated value of €1 million, was seized. Three men, aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested and are currently detained in Dublin garda stations.

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing, nationally and internationally.

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities © Reuters Garda (Police) Station in Dublin, Ireland

Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis of the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said this was a “substantial seizure” of heroin.

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GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED drugs with an estimated street value of € 1 . 1 million and arrested four men during an operation in west Dublin. During the operation gardaí intercepted two cars and searched an apartment. Approximately 12kg of MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) powder and 3kg of

UK authorities seized almost 1 .3 tons of heroin with a street value of £120 million (8 million) from a container ship, in the 8m of heroin seized in the UK 's biggest ever bust. Three arrests were made as a result of the operation . Horne said the size of recent seizures shows the threat from drug

She said the joint operation “will help keep our communities and people safe and will impact significantly on organised crime groups involved in the international drugs trade”.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said the operation demonstrates “the increased capabilities of the Garda Síochána, when working with our international partners, to keep people safe and to target those who would attack our communities with drugs”.

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