Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €330,000 at Dublin Airport

Revenue seize herbal cannabis worth €330,000 at Dublin Airport

Yesterday (10/03/2024), as a result of risk profiling, Revenue officers seized approximately 16.5 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €330,000 at Dublin Airport. 

The illicit drugs were discovered within vacuum-packed packages when Revenue officers stopped and searched the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from Boston, USA.

A man in his late teens was arrested by An Garda Síochána and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Garda Station in Dublin. He has since been charged and appeared before the courts this morning (11/03/2024).

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 11/03/2024]

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