Gardaí have arrested seven men in Tallaght as part of an ongoing investigation into organized crime and anti-social behavior in western Tallaght.
At 7am six residential buildings in the West Tallaght area were searched by Gardaí from Tallaght County, resulting in the arrest of seven men.
Controlled drugs, including amounts of heroin and crack cocaine worth over €40,000 and €10,000 in cash were seized during the searches.
Two men were arrested under Section 30 of the Offenses against the State Act of 1939 in connection with recent firearms incidents.
Four men, aged between 20 and 40, were arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as part of an investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs.
A man (40) was arrested with an arrest warrant.
Those arrested are currently being held at Garda Stations in south-west Dublin.
The operation was led by Tallaght Garda Station’s District Detective Unit and Community Policing Units in conjunction with community stakeholders and South Dublin County Council.
Operations are running.
It comes as bus drivers have refused to operate some services in West Tallaght after reports of 35 incidents of violence, assault, vandalism, knife threats and a female driver being terrorized by a huge mob in December alone became.
Bus drivers told Dublin Bus Management it was unacceptable that they “risked life and limb driving buses into properties in West Tallaght to be attacked and assaulted”.
The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and Siptu had said routes 27, 65b and 77a would terminate at Square Tallaght from 6pm yesterday until further notice.
However, following discussion yesterday between those involved, it was agreed that routes 27, 56a, 65b and 77a will now follow the usual and agreed protocol for anti-social behavior after 6pm.
NBRU Secretary General Dermot O’Leary said: “Rather than the buses now terminating at Tallaght Square, they will travel down the N81 to the Saggart terminals, turn around and come back.
“They will serve the goods neither on the right nor on the left. Additional Garda resources will be made available to monitor the situation.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/gardai-arrest-seven-men-in-tallaght-following-investigations-into-organised-criminal-activity-and-anti-social-behaviour-42284968.html Gardaí arrest seven men in Tallaght following investigations into organized crime and anti-social behaviour