Revenue seize drugs worth €2.58 million in Co. Dublin
Yesterday (03/02/2021), as part of an intelligence led joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí from Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), approximately 129kgs of suspected Cannabis Herb, with an estimated street value of €2.58 million, was seized in the Lusk area of North County Dublin.
Two men, aged 45 and 52 were arrested and are currently detained in Balbriggan and Dun Laoghaire Garda Stations, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Investigations are ongoing.
Commenting on the seizure, Mick Gilligan, head of Investigations and Prosecutions Division for Revenue said:
“I would like to reiterate the benefits of the joint working arrangements with An Garda Síochána National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and compliment officers from both agencies who contributed to this successful operation. Combating the smuggling/importation of controlled drugs into this jurisdiction, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies is, and will continue to be, a priority for Revenue”.
Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, Head of Bureau at the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said:
“The joint operation undertaken today between Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, which has resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs with an estimated street value of 2.58million euro, demonstrates our continued determination to work collaboratively to tackle the importation of controlled drugs that contribute to causing harm in our communities. We will continue to work together and do all in our power to target organised crime gangs who are engaged in the importation and supply of illicit drugs”.