Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €700,000 at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (01/08/2023), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Enzo, Revenue officers seized approximately 35kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €700,000 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 Toronto, Canada.

A man in his 20s 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 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 02/08/2023]