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An Garda Siochana. (2016) An Garda Siochana: annual report 2015. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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P. 4 The Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was established by the Garda Commissioner in March 2015 to bring together the skills and expertise in the organisation in tackling serious organised crime including drug trafficking.


During 2015, the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) arrested 204 persons in connection with drug trafficking, firearms & money laundering offences and made 51 significant seizures of controlled drugs with an estimated street value in excess of €24 million* (including Cocaine, Heroin, Herbal Cannabis, Cannabis Resin and Ecstasy).


P. 6 The Covert Operations Unit (COU) attached to the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau is a highly trained team who work in an undercover capacity with a view to gathering evidence against nominated targets in specific operations on a daily basis.


The COU are deployed nationwide targeting mid-range and low level drug dealers. Since the establishment of the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Covert Operations Unit has gathered evidence against 114 suspects who have been arrested and charged in relation to 238 detections for offences contrary to Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84.



P.14 - Maritime Analysis Operations Centre Narcotics MAOC(N)

P.23 - Driving while intoxicated incidents

P.87 - Forensic science laboratory drugs section

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