Revenue seize cannabis worth €240,000 in Limerick and Louth

Yesterday (17/10/2018), Revenue officers seized 12kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €240,000 during operations in Limerick and Louth.

Yesterday evening, during an intelligence led operation Revenue officers seized approximately 9kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €178,000 euro in Limerick City. The illegal drugs were found in a package during a search carried out, under warrant, with the assistance of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Garda Drugs Unit from  the Limerick Division. A 45-year old Nigerian man was arrested at the scene by Gardaí. He was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he was detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

In a separate intelligence led operation yesterday morning, Revenue officers seized approximately 3kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €60,000 in County Louth. The cannabis was found during a search of a residence, carried out under warrant, together with the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crimes Task Force. A 55-year old Irish man was arrested at the scene by Gardai. He was brought to Drogheda  Garda station where he was detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of ongoing intelligence led joint operations by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, and the Special Crime Task Force, targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 18/10/2018]