Revenue seizes cannabis and cocaine worth €1 million in Blanchardstown, Dublin

Yesterday (09/11/2017), following an intelligence-led, joint operation by Revenue, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crime Task Force, Revenue officers seized 140kg of cannabis resin and 3kg of cocaine, with a total estimated value of €1 million, at a business premises in Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Revenue detector dog Meg was deployed in this operation, which is part of ongoing, joint investigations targeting drug importations in the greater Dublin area.

A 43 year old Irish man was detained by Gardaí under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and is currently being held at Ballyfermot Garda Station. Investigations are continuing with a view to prosecution.

If you have any information about smuggling, contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.

Ends: 10/11/17