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Drug seizure and arrests at Dunboyne, Meath on the 26/9/09 - Update

Two of the three men detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station have been released.


Two of the three men detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station in relation to this incident have been released without charge.


A file will be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions.


The man detained at Finglas has been charged and will appear before Blanchardstown District Court at 10.30am tomorrow morning, 28th September, 2009.


That leaves one man remaining in custody at Blanchardstown Garda Station.


Previous release refers and is attached.


Garda Press Office

1945hrs, 27 September 2009.



Gardai have arrested four men and seized a quantity of cannabis herb valued €120,000 following searches in the Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Huntstown in Dublin 15, and at Athlone Co Westmeath.

The operation began shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday the 26th of September 2009, when Gardai stopped and searched a car at Main Street, Dunboyne.  Three kilos of what is believed to be cannabis herb were discovered.

In a follow up search, at a premises in Dunboyne, a further 2 kilos of cannabis were found.

Gardai then searched a house in Huntstown, Dublin 15, where they recovered 5 kgs of the drug.  A further 1 kg was found following a search of a house in Athlone.

Four men have been arrested in relation to the seizure, two are in their 40s and two in their 20s.  They are detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, three are held at Blanchardstown Garda station and one at Finglas.  They may be detained for up to 7 days.

The operation was carried out by Gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit, the Garda Organised Crime Unit and local detectives.


Garda Press Office

26th Sept 2009