Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth almost €100,000 in Athy

Last Friday (03/06/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation targeting organised crime groups operating in the Kildare area, Revenue officers seized almost 5kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of almost €100,000. The seizure was made following a search, under warrant, of a premises in the Athy area.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Kildare Divisional Drugs Unit.

A man and a woman were arrested by An Garda Síochána in connection with this seizure. They are detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Kildare Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing. 

This operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations targeting the importation, sale and supply 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: 03/06/2022]