Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €660,000 in Dublin

Yesterday, (15/05/2024), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 33kgs of herbal cannabis (subject to analysis) with an estimated value of €660,000 in Dublin. The illicit drugs were seized in, and a follow up search was conducted (under warrant) of, a premises in Dublin.

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

A male in his 50’s was arrested by the GNDOCB and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in Dublin. He has since been charged and will appear before CCJ District Court No. 1 this morning Thursday 16 May 2024.

Investigations are ongoing.

This operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations targeting organised crime groups and 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 16/05/2024]