Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €1,100,000 in Kildare

Today (15/03/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 55kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1,100,000 in the Kildare area. The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).

A man in his 40s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in County Kildare. 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 phone number 1800 295 295.

{ENDS 15/03/2023}