Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €300,000 at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (07/07/2024), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Jack, Revenue officers seized 15kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €300,000 at Dublin Airport. 

The cannabis was discovered concealed in vacuum-packed packages within the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight originating from Thailand. A man in his 30s was subsequently arrested by An Garda Síochána and detained overnight under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Dublin Garda Station. He is due before the courts this morning.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply 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 08/07/2024]