€1.2 million of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ and herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Port 1 month ago

€1.2 million of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ and herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Port

One man has been arrested following the discovery.

Revenue officers in Dublin have seized 55kgs of herbal cannabis and 2kgs of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ at Dublin Port.

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The discovery, made on Thursday (25 February), is estimated to have a value of €1.2 million.

The drugs were discovered with the assistance of detector dog James and Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner.

They were concealed in suitcases which were stored in the driver's cab of a commercial vehicle which disembarked a ferry from Holyhead.

An Irish man in his 50s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and investigations are ongoing.

These seizures were 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 on the confidential phone number 1800 295 295.