Dublin Port: Customs Officers Seize Cannabis Worth €1m Man Arrested: UPDATED

30 Jun

 

Herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of one million euro has been seized by customs officers

Herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of one million euro has been seized …

Herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of one million euro has been seized by customs officers.

The 91kg of drugs were concealed in a consignment of chocolates and sweets that had arrived in Dublin Port from the Netherlands.

An Irish man in his late 20s has been arrested and is being held at Ballymun Garda Station.

The seizure is a result of a joint operation between Revenue and the Garda National Drugs Unit as a result of profiling by officers at Dublin Port.

The man is being questioned under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996, under which he can be detained for up to seven days.

NEWS UPDATE:

Two men have been arrested in connection with money laundering after €100,000 was recovered in Dublin.

The money was found when officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit stopped and searched a vehicle in west Dublin yesterday evening.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene, while a second man, who is in his 60s, was arrested during a follow-up operation in Kildare.

The men are being held at Blanchardstown Garda Station on suspicion of money laundering.

Gardaí believe they have broken up a significant financial logistical supply and support operation for organised criminal gangs here, following the arrest of the man in his 60s, a suspected leading figure last night.

Gardaí believe the man was the main organiser of an operation which involved the transportation of cash to the continent on behalf of a number of criminal gangs, where it was used as downpayments for drug shipments back into this country.

NEWS UPDATE:

A man has been charged in connection with a seizure of cannabis in Rathcoole, Dublin, yesterday evening.

Rathcoole - Estimated value of €2.4m

Rathcoole – Estimated value of €2.4m

A man in his 20s has been charged in connection with a seizure of cannabis in Rathcoole, Dublin, yesterday evening.

The drugs were discovered when a van was stopped as part of a planned operation by the National Drugs Unit.

The cannabis has an estimated street value of €2.4m.

The man was remanded in custody pending a bail hearing.

Separately, a man in his late 20s has been arrested following a drugs seizure at Dublin Port this afternoon.

Customs officers found 91kg of cannabis in a consignment of chocolates that had arrived from the Netherlands.

The man was brought to Ballymun Garda Station where he can be held for up to seven days.

www.garda.ie

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