Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €20,000 in West Dublin

Today (22/07/2019), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 1kg of herbal cannabis following a search, under warrant, of a property in Lucan, Co. Dublin. The illegal drugs have an estimated street value of €20,000.

The joint operation was conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Gardaí from the Drugs Unit in Ronanstown.

A 23 year old man, a Romanian national, was arrested by Gardaí at the scene and is currently being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Investigations are ongoing.

This operation was part of ongoing joint investigations targeting organised crime groups. 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 22/07/2019]