Man charged in connection with €1.5m drug seizure

The drugs were seized during an operation in Artane on Friday

Man charged in connection with €1.5m drug seizure

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A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with a €1.5 million drugs seizure in Dublin.

Officers from the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau - assisted by local Gardaí and members of the Emergency Response team - searched a premises in Artane on Friday.

They found 20 kg of cocaine and 4 kg of cannabis resin.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of €1.4 million, while the cannabis is worth an estimated €100,000.

Component parts of a firearm and quantity of ammunition were also seized during the operation.

A man - aged in his 40s - was arrested in connection with the seizure.

He has since been charged and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning.