Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth over €403,000 at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (05/06/2024), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 20.1 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €403,200 at Dublin Airport.

The illicit drugs were discovered within the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight originating from Malaysia. A man in his 20s was subsequently arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Dublin Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale, and supply 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 05/06/2024]