Revenue seize drugs worth over €53,000 in County Offaly

Revenue seize drugs worth over €53,000 in County Offaly

Yesterday (04/09/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 495 grams of methamphetamine and 487 grams of mephedrone, with an estimated combined value of €53,400 in County Offaly.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Offaly Divisional Drugs Unit.

A man in his 50s 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 Offaly.

Investigations are ongoing.

This seizure is 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 04/09/2023]

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