High-level meetings are expected to be held this week to draw up blueprints for the establishment of two new ‘super’ Garda units.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Garda drug units across the country have seen their numbers slashed by 30% in the last four years, figures reveal.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Two men have been arrested after cannabis worth almost half a million euro was seized in Co Limerick.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
Gardaí have cracked an international online drugs trafficking operation involving criminals using sophisticated secret internet networks to buy and sell supplies.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2014
Ecstasy tablets, LSD and other controlled drugs to value €180,000 have been seized by gardaí in a raid on ‘Darknet’ drug distribution centre in Dublin.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Three men charged following a multi-million euro drugs seizure in north Dublin have been sent forward for trial.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Four people have appeared in court in Dublin today charged in connection with two separate drug seizures this week.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
Gardaí have today seized cannabis worth almost half a million euro in Co Meath.
Thu, 15 May, 2014
Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a €1.5m drugs bust in west Dublin.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has admitted he watches 'Love/Hate' - but has declined to comment on the appearance of an officer in the show.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
Gardaí have launched an internal investigation after a serving member of the Garda National Drug Unit played an undercover drugs detective in crime drama Love/Hate.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2013
Gardaí and customs officers have made the largest seizure of ecstasy in nine years after confiscating 350,000 tablets in Dublin.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2013
Gardaí in Dublin are questioning a 41-year-old Irish man in connection with a €5m drug seizure in Blanchardstown.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2013
A man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of €5m worth of drugs in Dublin.
Custom officers have for the first time seized the highly addictive drug methamphetamine after an attempt to traffic it out of the country.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
A record number of pipebombs were found last year, figures reveal.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013
Gardaí have made what is thought to be the second biggest heroin seizure in the history of the State.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
Four large industrial style cannabis grow houses have been discovered by gardaí during searches in Dublin, Waterford, Mayo, Louth and Kildare.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2012
Pharmacists are being warned to be on the alert for people buying multiple packs of certain over-the-counter drugs which are being used to manufacture crystal meth, a highly-addictive street drug.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2012
Three people have been arrested after the seizure of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €164,000 in Co. Wexford.
Sun, 16 Sep, 2012
More than 250 members of organised crime gangs were arrested last year and more than €30m worth of drugs were seized, according to a Garda report.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2012
There has been a “dramatic shift” in the European cannabis market — including in Ireland — away from resin to herbal cannabis.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2012
Drug experts have said the seizure of 10kg of head shop drugs indicates a “lucrative trade” of the former legal highs on the black market.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2012
Gardaí have seized more cannabis herb and cannabis plants this year than during the whole of last year.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
A man has been arrested after the seizure of drugs with a street value of almost €1.5m.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
A Kildare trucker whose business failed when it lost a lucrative contract with the Irish Times has been given a suspended sentence for transporting almost €250,000 of drugs.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2011
GARDAÍ have sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the sale of banned mind-altering drugs in a head shop.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2011
GARDAÍ have dismantled two more cannabis grow houses in separate operations in Louth and Laois.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2011
GARDAÍ and Customs have made the largest seizure of cocaine in over a year-and-a-half in an operation targeting a Nigerian drug-trafficking gang.
Fri, 27 May, 2011
AS part of a major crackdown on drug dealing in Dublin city, gardaí have arrested 45 people in the past two days for involvement in the sale of heroin and crack cocaine.
Fri, 17 Dec, 2010
A Limerick drug dealer has had his 10-year sentence for amphetamine possession halved following an "exceptional" appeal hearing.
Fri, 15 Oct, 2010
GARDAÍ have smashed two major Dublin gangs in an undercover operation targetting middle-ranking heroin drug dealers.
Sat, 14 Aug, 2010
GARDAÍ and Customs have made the first significant seizure of the recently banned head shop drug mephedrone.
Fri, 30 Jul, 2010
GARDAÍ are examining more than 20 bank accounts suspected of being part of a “sophisticated” worldwide money laundering operation directed by crime boss Christy Kinahan.
Thu, 27 May, 2010
JOHN KINSELLA’S case is unique in many ways.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2009
GARDA Commissioner Fachtna Murphy has announced a series of appointments at senior Garda management level.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2009
Two men were remanded in custody today over a €3m drugs seizure.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
Two men in their twenties are still being held by gardaí following a cocaine seizure in Dublin worth almost €3m.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2009
GARDAÍ are looking at setting up a secure system to allow drug users and their families to safely report intimidation from drug gangs.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2009
DETECTIVES are closing in on two gunmen who nearly killed a young man early yesterday morning.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2008
Detectives seized 700 cannabis plants from a house in Co Monaghan today.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2008
FOUR gang members were being questioned yesterday following another large heroin haul.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2008
GARDAÍ arrested two men and one woman yesterday when they swooped on three sophisticated cannabis factories in Roscommon and Longford.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2008
A UNITED NATIONS expert yesterday said huge stockpiles of heroin will soon hit the European market.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2008
Detectives today smashed a drug trafficking ring with the seizure of more than €2m worth of cocaine in Dublin city centre.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
Outstanding garda surveillance work led to a man being caught with €7m worth of cannabis resin that were stacked in crates in the back of a van outside Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2008
Two women and a man were detained today after an undercover sting operation that is believed to have thwarted an international drugs smuggling ring.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2007
Two men were arrested today after a multi-agency cross-border investigation uncovered half a million euro worth of cannabis smuggled into the country.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2007
Eleven men were arrested today during drugs raids across north Dublin.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2007
Five men are due in court in Dublin today in connection with a massive drug seizure worth half a million euro.
Sat, 16 Sep, 2006
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