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Drugs worth 3 million euro and weapons seized during car search

Published 29/10/2015

Two men have been arrested after the operation in Tallaght, Dublin
Two men have been arrested after the operation in Tallaght, Dublin

Drugs valued at up to 3 million euro and weapons have been seized during a car search in Dublin.

Two men have been arrested over the find in an operation targeting organised crime in Tallaght, detectives said.

Gardai said they intercepted a vehicle on the Greenhills Road on Wednesday evening as part of an intelligence led investigation.

On searching the vehicle, heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of up to 3 million euro, pending analysis, was uncovered.

An AK 47 assault rifle, two .22 rifles, ammunition, and a loaded pump action shotgun along with silencers and telescope sights were also seized at the scene. Two men, aged 41 and 34, have been arrested.

They and are being held at Tallaght Garda Station under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.

"Investigations are ongoing," said a Garda spokesman.

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