Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €280,000 at Dublin Airport

Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €280,000 at Dublin Airport

On Friday 15/12/2023, as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized almost 14 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €280,000 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 woman in her 20s was 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 Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 15/12/2023]

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