Massive heroin haul to disrupt supply-gardai

The massive drugs haul seized by gardai earlier today will disrupt supplies in Dublin city for weeks to come, according to gardai.

The massive drugs haul seized by gardai earlier today will disrupt supplies in Dublin city for weeks to come, according to gardai.

The 15 kilos of heroin was 90% pure, giving it a potential street value of £15m. It is being hailed as the biggest drugs seizure in the history of the state.

Gardai have put the haul - which also included 100,000 Ecstasy tablets -on display.

A firearm and an imitation gun was also seized in a car that was stopped and searched by drug officers in Lucan, west Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

Five people are being detained in custody.

‘It is a very significant seizure, particularly in relation to the heroin’ said Detective Superintendent Noel White of the National Garda Drugs Unit.

‘It is also a severe blow to those responsible for the possession of this drug.’

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