Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth over €132,000 in Sligo

Wednesday (22/03/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 6.6kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €132,000 in the Sligo area.

This 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 Sligo Divisional Drugs Unit.

A man in his 20s 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 Co. Sligo. 

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure 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 22/03/2023]