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600k cannabis found in Castlewarden

Defendant admitted that the thought of giving up cannabis scaried the living daylights out of him.

Defendant admitted that the thought of giving up cannabis scaried the living daylights out of him.

Gardai discovered an estimated €600,000 worth of cannabis herb when they stopped a car and a van in Castlewarden last Thursday afternoon, February 28.

And three men, aged 31, 40 and 50 were arrested at the scene, which was on a near a slip road on the N7.

The search and arrests were part of a planned operation by the Garda National Drugs Unit and the Organised Crime Unit.

A later search of a business premises in Tallaght yielded more cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €1.2 million.

The three were detained at Clondalkin Garda Station for questioning.

A Garda spokesman said that two of the men appeared before a court Friday charged with possession of the drugs.

They were released on bail to appear before Blancharstown District Court on Friday.

 

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