Updated: 24/10/16 : 11:33:30
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Three armed robbers arrested and €1m drugs seized

Three men have been arrested after an armed robbery in the Raheny area of Dublin yesterday evening.

Raiders wearing masks and armed with a gun and a baseball bat entered a convenience store at the Edenmore shopping centre shortly before 6.30pm.

They demanded money before fleeing with a small amount of cash and some cigarettes.

Two men were detained for questioning nearby, soon after the incident, and a third man was detained later.

Meanwhile Gardaí have seized more than €1m worth of cocaine in Dublin.

The operation, carried out by officers from Dublin Metropolitan Traffic, supported by the Drugs Unit in Tallaght and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, took place yesterday in Tallaght.

The raid uncovered what Gardaí described as "a suspected drug mixing and compressing facility".

They found more than 12 bags of white powder and compressed blocks, believed to be cocaine and a cocaine mixing agent.

Compacting compressing equipment and some cannabis herb was also discovered.

Two men in their mid 30s were arrested at the scene and are being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Tallaght Garda Station.

Gardaí have said the seized drugs may have a potential market value of €1.2m.