Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €290,000 in County Louth

Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €290,000 in County Louth

Today (24/08/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 14.5 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €290,000 in County Louth.  The illicit drugs were found during the search, under warrant, of a commercial premises.

This seizure was made as a result of a joint operation involving Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Drogheda Drugs Unit. In a follow up search, under warrant, of a residential premises by An Garda Síochána, a further small quantity of herbal cannabis was found.

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 County Louth. Investigations are ongoing.

This operation 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 24/08/2023]

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