Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €7m

Earlier today (23/10/2020), Revenue Customs officers seized 352 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value in excess of €7 million. The illegal drugs arrived in a container from Spain through Dublin Port.    

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Custom Service and members of An Garda Síochána through the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB). The collaboration between both agencies as well as international colleagues was significant in the successful outcome of this operation.

Three men aged 31, 47 and 49 were arrested by Gardaí and are currently being detained under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996 at Garda stations in Dublin City.

Investigations are ongoing.

This operation was part of ongoing joint investigations targeting the illegal activities of organised crime groups. 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 23/10/2020]