Revenue seize drugs worth €107,000 in Kildare

Yesterday (21/12/2022), as part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 5kgs of herbal cannabis and a small quantity of diamorphine with a combined estimated value of €107,000, following the search of a residential premises, under warrant, in the Newbridge area of County Kildare. €31,000 cash was also discovered and seized by An Garda Síochána.

These seizures were 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 Kildare District Drugs unit.

A man in his 60s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Newbridge 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 22/12/2022