Cannabis thought to be worth almost €230,000 has been found stuffed inside a large teddybear in Dublin.
In a joint operation with Revenue’s Customs Service, officers also seized €10,000 worth of cocaine during the search of a house in the west of the city this morning, as part of on-going joint investigations targeting drug imports in the west Dublin area.
A package containing about 11.5kgs of herbal cannabis was seized by Customs. It has an estimated street value of €230,000, subject to analysis. About €10,000 worth of cocaine was also seized, as well as a small quantity of cash.
A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and taken to Blanchardstown garda station for questioning.