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[thejournal.ie] Gardaí seized €32 million worth of drugs in 12 months. (23 Jul 2014)

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The Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) arrested 61 people on suspicion of drug trafficking and seized nearly €32 million worth of drugs last year.

The figure is revealed in the Garda Síochána annual report for 2013.

The GNDU has overall primary responsibility for drug law enforcement in Ireland and is tasked with the investigation of drug trafficking insofar as this jurisdiction is concerned.

Overall, gardaí recorded 15,405 controlled drugs offences last year.

In 2013, the GNDU arrested 61 people in connection with drug trafficking offences with €31,940,000 of controlled drugs seized. This included cocaine, heroin, herbal cannabis, cannabis resin and ecstasy. In
total, 73 significant seizures were made.

These included the seizures of Operation Cogset, which nabbed €4.7 million worth of drugs in six seizures.

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