FIVE people have been arrested after gardai seized cannabis herb, cocaine and diamorphine worth €400,000 yesterday.
The first two men, aged 55 and 22, were arrested after officers stopped a car on Ballybutcher Lane in Ballymun, Dublin, at 4pm and found cannabis in the vehicle.
Cocaine, cannabis and diamorphine seized at the scenes
Five people were arrested at the two raidsCredit: Reuters
Following this, cops searched a house in Santry, Dublin, and seized a substantial amount of cannabis, cocaine and suspected diamorphine.
Three people were arrested at the house, two men, aged 35 and 21, and one woman, 27.
The combined seizures have an estimated street value of €400,000.
Garda investigations are ongoing.
A spokesperson said: “Gardai in Ballymun have seized Cannabis Herb, Cocaine and Diamorphine (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €400,000.
“As part of an intelligence led operation carried out by Gardaí from Ballymun and Santry, a car was stopped on Balbutcher Lane yesterday afternoon, Saturday 16th November, 2019 at around 4pm.
“Two men (55 years & 22 years) were arrested at the scene and a quantity of cannabis herb was found in the vehicle after a search.
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“In a follow up search of a house in Santry, Dublin 9 cannabis herb, cocaine and diamorphine was seized.
“Three persons (2 men, 35 years & 21 years and 1 woman, 27 years) were in the house at the time of the search and were arrested and taken to Ballymun and Clontarf Garda Stations.
“All five prisoners are currently detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act, 1996 and investigations are ongoing.”