Revenue seize MDMA and herbal cannabis worth €640,000 in Dublin
Yesterday (05/07/2023), as part of two separate intelligence-led operations, Revenue officers seized 2kgs of MDMA and 26kgs of herbal cannabis with estimated values of €120,000 and €520,000 respectively, in the Dublin region.
These seizures were made as a result of joint operations conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Balbriggan Garda Drugs Unit.
A man in his 20s was arrested by An Garda Síochána in relation to the MDMA seizure. He was subsequently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda Station in North County Dublin. He has since been released and a file has been prepared for the DPP.
A second man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána in relation to the herbal cannabis seizure and he remains detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in West Dublin.
Investigations are ongoing.
These operations are 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.