Ketamine worth €250,000 found hidden in barbecue set in Dublin

A man in his late 20s was arrested and is being detained at Store Street Garda Station.
Ketamine worth €250,000 found hidden in barbecue set in Dublin

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA

A man in his late 20s has been arrested after drugs worth €250,000 were found hidden in a barbecue set in Dublin city.

As part of An Garda Síochána’s efforts to target people suspected to be involved in organised crime, a residential premises in the Stoneybatter area of the capital was searched on Wednesday.

Ketamine weighing 4.15kg, with an estimated street value of €249,000, was found inside a barbecue set, according to gardaí.

The drugs were seized by Revenue Officers and are due to be sent for further analysis.

The arrested man is currently being detained at Store Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

The search was a joint operation carried out, on foot of a warrant, by members of Revenue, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), and the DMR North Central Divisional Drugs Unit.

Investigations are ongoing, gardaí said.

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