Revenue seize drugs worth €1.2 million at Dublin Port

Yesterday (25/02/2021), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 55kgs of herbal cannabis and 2kgs of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ at Dublin Port. The illegal drugs have a combined estimated value of €1.2 million.

With the assistance of detector dog James and Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner, the drugs were discovered concealed in suitcases that were stored in the driver’s cab of a commercial vehicle, which had disembarked a ferry from Holyhead.

An Irish man in his 50’s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and investigations are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 26/02/2021]