Eight people have been arrested after a major drugs seizure in Dublin.
A number of raids were carried out as part of a planned operation targeting the Kinahan organised crime group.
The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau has seized €2.8 Million cocaine, €78,000 cash, drug mixing paraphernalia and arrested eight people, following an operation conducted in Dublin Region yesterday, Tuesday, 14th February 2023. pic.twitter.com/qAqztQA2iM
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) February 15, 2023
At around 11 yesterday morning, gardaí stopped two vehicles in Ballyfermot and Blanchardstown.
A planned search was also carried out at a premises on the Long Mile Road.
In total - 40 kgs of cocaine - with a street value of €2.8 million - was found during the operation.
2,000 canisters of Nitric Oxide, and €78,000 in cash were also recovered.
A hydraulic drugs press, a quantity of mixing agent, drug mixing equipment, a money counter, several phones and laptops were also seized.
Seven men and one woman - aged in their 20s to 50s - were arrested in relation to drug trafficking.
They're being held at various stations across Dublin.