Revenue seize drugs worth €220,000 in Dublin and cash in Rosslare Europort

Last Friday, (21/02/2020), as part of a joint intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized 11 kgs of herbal cannabis following a search, under warrant, of two houses in the Cabra and Finglas areas of Dublin.

The illegal drugs, concealed in two packages described as ‘clothing’, have an estimated value of €220,000.

The joint operation was conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the K Community Action Team and Gardaí from Store Street Drugs Unit.

A 40 year old Irish man and a 37 year old Chinese man were arrested and detained under section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Store Street and Cabra Garda stations.

Investigations are continuing.

In a separate operation, on Thursday (20/02/2020) Revenue officers seized €6,400 cash at Rosslare Europort, when they searched a van booked to board a ferry to Cherbourg, France. The cash is suspected to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity and is detained by Revenue in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

A man originally from Italy but now living in Ireland was questioned.

At a Special Sitting of Waterford District Court last Friday evening (21/02/2020), a three-month Cash Detention Order was granted by Judge Gerard Furlong.

These routine operations are part of Revenue's ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

Ends: 24/02/2020