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Cocaine worth 500,000 euro seized in Dublin raid

Published 28/03/2016

Cocaine was seized in a raid on premises in Dublin
Cocaine was seized in a raid on premises in Dublin

Cocaine valued at around half a million euro has been seized during a raid in Dublin, gardai say.

The haul was uncovered during a search of a premises at Coolquay, The Ward.

The 7 kilo seizure on Sunday has been described as a "significant blow" to organised crime gangs operating in the capital.

The "intelligence led" searches were carried out by officers from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau backed up by local gardai from Finglas Garda station.

"This seizure is regarded as a significant blow against criminals engaged in organised crime and it will seriously disrupt the illegal sale and supply of cocaine in the Dublin region," a Garda spokesman said.

No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing, he added.

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