€406,000 worth of drugs were seized in Dublin.

€406,000 worth of drugs were seized in Dublin.
Source: RTE

Two individuals have been arrested for possession of illegal drugs worth an estimated €406,000, following simultaneous searches in Dublin.

On Monday, as part of an operation aimed at tackling the activities of a west Finglas-based criminal gang, around €406,000 of suspected heroin and cocaine were found during searches in Finglas and Lucan.

At 2:55 p.m., the Gardaí reported that approximately €84,000 of suspected cocaine and €60,000 of suspected heroin were found during a search of a vehicle on Newcastle Road in Lucan.

A woman in her 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to a Garda station in Dublin, where she is being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Following the initial search, Gardai conducted follow-up searches at three locations in Finglas, where they seized approximately €149,000 of suspected heroin, €113,000 of suspected cocaine, €10,000 in cash, and £2,000 in cash.

Two men, aged 30 and 60, were arrested and detained at Garda Stations in Dublin under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 and Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, respectively.

The man in his 30s has been charged and is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on Tuesday morning.

The 60-year-old man has been charged and was bailed to appear in Blanchardstown District Court on Friday morning.

Forensic Science Ireland will now conduct an analysis on the seized drugs.

The searches were conducted as part of Operation Tara by the Finglas Drugs Unit, which was supported by the Finglas Detective Unit, Finglas Community Policing, Finglas Regular Unit, and local crime units.