Gardai swarm drug den arresting two men as smart dog becomes hero of the hour


Gardai have arrested two men after a search operation in south Dublin yesterday.

Officers seized drugs worth €31,000 in the Dublin 8 area with the great help of their clever Garda dog Mack.

During intelligence led operations, Gardai carried out searches in a number of flats in the Basin Street area where Mack sniffed out the illegal substances during the long searches.

Here they discovered the cocaine and benzodiazepine and nabbed two men, in their 20s and 60s, in relation to the incident where the duo can be quizzed by Gardai for up to seven days.

The operation teams from Kevin Street crime and drugs units and local officers in Kilmainham have been applauded for their efforts.

A Garda spokesman told Dublin Live that investigations are ongoing into the bust.

He said: “Gardaí have seized controlled drugs worth in excess of €31k and arrested two men following a search operation in Dublin 8, on Saturday 20th February 2021.

“As part of ongoing investigations into the sale and local distribution of illegal drugs, Gardaí carried out a searches in a number of flats in the Basin Street area of Dublin 8. During the course of the searches controlled drugs, including cocaine and benzodiazepine, with an estimated street value of €31,000 (analysis pending) were discovered.”

He added: “Two men aged in their 60s and 20s have been arrested and are currently detained at Kevin Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They can be held for up to seven days.

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“The operation was carried out by members of the Kevin Street Serious Crime Unit, Divisional Drug Unit, Task force and local units from Kilmainham with assistance from the Dog unit.”

Source: Dublin News