Revenue seize herbal cannabis in Kilkenny

Today (05/12/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 7.2kgs of herbal cannabis worth over €114,000, following the search of a residential premises, under warrant, in the Kilkenny City area.

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

A man in his 20s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Kilkenny Garda Station. 

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 05/12/2022]