Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €660,000 at Dublin Airport

On Saturday 11/11/2023, as part of an intelligence-led operation and with the assistance of detector dog Blue, Revenue officers seized approximately 33 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €660,000 at Dublin Airport. 

The illicit drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from New York, USA. A man in his 20s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Dublin Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 11/11/2023]