Belfast Telegraph

Trio quizzed over Dublin cannabis

Three men suspected of links to a major cannabis distribution network are being questioned.

The trio, detained in separate raids across Dublin over the last few days, can be held for a week under tough trafficking laws.

The Garda drugs squad seized about 1.4 million euro worth of cannabis when a van was stopped and searched in the on Arran Quay in the city centre on Tuesday.

The driver, a 60-year-old man, was detained at the scene after 200 kilos of cannabis resin was found in the vehicle.

In a follow-up operation late on Wednesday, a gang's suspected drug distribution warehouse was raided in an industrial estate near Rathcoole, on the western outskirts of the city.

A second man, aged 40, was arrested at the scene and another quantity of cannabis, believed to be worth about 400,000 euro, was recovered.

Gardai said a third man was arrested in connection with the seizures today.

The 23-year-old was detained in an operation in Dublin city centre and was being held at the Bridewell station.

All three were being questioned section two of the Drug Trafficking Act.


From Belfast Telegraph