Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth approximately €340,000 at Dublin Airport

On Thursday (20/07/2023), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 17kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €340,000 at Dublin Airport.

The illicit drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from Los Angeles.

A man in his 30s was arrested and taken to a Dublin Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 22/07/2023]