Revenue seize drugs worth €9.8 million at Dublin Port

Yesterday (24/11/2021), as part of an investigation targeting transnational organised crime groups, Revenue officers seized 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb and 1kg of ketamine at Dublin Port. The illegal drugs have a combined estimated value of almost €9.8 million.

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

The drugs were discovered concealed within a furniture consignment which had arrived from the Netherlands. The search of the consignment was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Robbie.

As a result of follow-up search operations 960kgs of tobacco valued at over €600,000 was seized from a storage unit in the Rathcoole area of Dublin.

Investigations are ongoing with the assistance of the GNDOCB and in collaboration with international law enforcement partners.

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 25/11/2021}