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Ó Snodaigh welcomes arrest of 80 in Dublin drugs crackdown

2 July, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed a Garda operation involving the arrest of eighty people in Dublin over the past forty-eight hours on suspicion of drug offences. Deputy Ó Snodaigh said this is the type of solid, intelligence based police work that is needed to tackle drugs and serious crime rather than the measures included in the Criminal Justice Amendment Bill which the Minister published this week.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “I welcome this Garda operation which has resulted in the arrest of eighty people on suspicion of drug offences and I congratulate the Gardaí involved in the operation.

“Hopefully these arrests will now lead to the seizure of larger quantities of drugs, weapons, proceeds of crime and ultimately to convictions.

“This is exactly the type of solid, intelligence based police work that is needed to tackle drugs and serious crime rather than the measures included in the Criminal Justice Amendment Bill which the Minister published this week.” ENDS

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