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#Drugs

From TheJournal.ie Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine Courts

Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine

The garda was found with approximately 1.6 grammes of the drug in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth estimated €700k seized in Dublin Tallaght

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth estimated €700k seized in Dublin

He is expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court later this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize over €100k worth of cocaine, ecstasy and MDMA at house in Leixlip Kildare

Gardaí seize over €100k worth of cocaine, ecstasy and MDMA at house in Leixlip

No arrests were made following the planned search of the house in the Easton area.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested after armed gardaí raid north Dublin house Finglas

Man (20s) arrested after armed gardaí raid north Dublin house

Gardaí searched the house in Finglas yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people caught with drugs for personal use be cautioned instead of prosecuted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people caught with drugs for personal use be cautioned instead of prosecuted?

The Irish Examiner has reported that gardaí are looking at applying cautions rather than criminal prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-dealing rickshaw drivers are stashing socks full of cocaine and pills around Dublin streets Pushers

Drug-dealing rickshaw drivers are stashing socks full of cocaine and pills around Dublin streets Exclusive

Cannabis, ketamine, cocaine and ecstasy tablets were part of a particular find on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie New York-based priest on drugs charges may be able to give evidence in dispute over will, court told High Court

New York-based priest on drugs charges may be able to give evidence in dispute over will, court told

Fr Michael O’Leary is not prohibited from coming to Ireland to give evidence in the will dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Milan's 'king of cocaine' escapes Uruguayan jail through 'hole in the roof' Rocco Morabito

Milan's 'king of cocaine' escapes Uruguayan jail through 'hole in the roof'

Rocco Morabito was awaiting extradition to Italy.

From TheJournal.ie 'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs Warning

'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs

The HSE launched a new campaign this week around drug-harm reduction in conjunction with a number of festivals including Body and Soul.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested as gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in Cork Drug Seizure

Two arrested as gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in Cork

The drugs were seized from a car and a house yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in relation to fatal shooting of Jordan Davis in Darndale Dublin

Man arrested in relation to fatal shooting of Jordan Davis in Darndale

The 22-year-old was shot dead while he was pushing his infant son in a buggy.

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested after €1.96 million worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin industrial unit Clondalkin

Three men arrested after €1.96 million worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin industrial unit

The seizure was made in the Clondalkin area of Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed Courts

Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed

The man was found guilty at the Special Criminal Court yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs worth almost €100,000 discovered in parcels at postal centre Revenue

Drugs worth almost €100,000 discovered in parcels at postal centre

Drugs were discovered in two packages marked ‘clothing’.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin Seized

Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin

The man is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

From TheJournal.ie Detector dog Robbie helps seize €500,000 worth of herbal cannabis at Dublin Port Revenue

Detector dog Robbie helps seize €500,000 worth of herbal cannabis at Dublin Port

The drugs were discovered when officers stopped and searched a shipment which arrived from Almería, Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Uprooted tree leads to discovery of significant cocaine lab following storm in Netherlands Rooting Out The Problem

Uprooted tree leads to discovery of significant cocaine lab following storm in Netherlands

The discovery was made following a storm on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade EU Drug Report

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after estimated €127,000 worth of cannabis plants and herb found in Meath Stamullen

Man charged after estimated €127,000 worth of cannabis plants and herb found in Meath

The drugs were found during a search of a house in the Mill Lane area of Stamullen yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was a once off': Nine-year suspended sentence for woman whose flat was used to store drugs worth €1.3m Courts

'It was a once off': Nine-year suspended sentence for woman whose flat was used to store drugs worth €1.3m

The court heard that the incident was ‘totally out of character’ for the woman.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers Organised Crime

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers

Charlie Flanagan urged the community to work with the gardaí to tackle crime during a visit to Coolock in north Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie €210k worth of cocaine, a Rolex and an axe among items seized by gardaí in Dublin raids Ballybough

€210k worth of cocaine, a Rolex and an axe among items seized by gardaí in Dublin raids

Gardaí raided eight flats in the north inner city area this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after €221,000 worth of drugs seized from property in Dublin Finglas

Man arrested after €221,000 worth of drugs seized from property in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in Dublin searches Drugs

Gardaí seize MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in Dublin searches

Four men were arrested in the separate operations.

From TheJournal.ie Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs Gangland

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

From TheJournal.ie 14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses Dublin

14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €400,000 and ecstasy tablets seized in Co Tipperary Gardaí

Cannabis worth €400,000 and ecstasy tablets seized in Co Tipperary

Two men, aged 22 and 45, were arrested in connection with the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use?

Proposals to liberalise drug laws here are on the table, but the government isn’t set to implement full decriminalisation.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use Harmful

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Man (29) charged in connection with seizure of €63,000 worth of heroin and cannabis Seizure

Man (29) charged in connection with seizure of €63,000 worth of heroin and cannabis

The seizure was made by the Tallaght Drugs Unit.

From TheJournal.ie 'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down Global Drugs Survey

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over' Gangland

Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over'

Earlier this week senior gardaí said the use of the term ‘recreational drugs’ by officials was helping to normalise substance abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €2.5 million and two hand grenades seized in Meath Gormanston

Cannabis worth €2.5 million and two hand grenades seized in Meath

A male was arrested at the property in Gormanston, Co Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse Drugs

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

From TheJournal.ie West Dublin feud: Locals 'afraid to talk to gardaí' for fear of gang retribution Gangland

West Dublin feud: Locals 'afraid to talk to gardaí' for fear of gang retribution

Communities are also concerned about the number of violent incidents that have taken place in public places during daylight hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone Prison

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

From TheJournal.ie Two men charged after suspected cocaine and cannabis herb worth €715k seized West Dublin

Two men charged after suspected cocaine and cannabis herb worth €715k seized

Two vehicles were intercepted in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Kilo of cannabis seized by gardaí and revenue in Portlaoise searches Portlaoise
From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

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