Northern Ireland

45 arrested in Dublin drug probe in 48 hours

Rocks of crack cocaine
Image caption The arrests were made in connection with the sale of crack cocaine and heroin (Pic from Science Photo Library)

A total of 45 people have been arrested in the past 48 hours in connection with the sale and supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Dublin's city centre.

It follows a six month covert operation by Irish police, which they said had "dismantled one of the city's principal drug distribution networks".

Irish police said more than 150 charges had already been made against those arrested as part of the investigation into drug trafficking in Dublin.