€367,000 worth of Khat seized at Dublin Airport 1 year ago

€367,000 worth of Khat seized at Dublin Airport

A major drugs seizure at Dublin Airport.

Gardaí have seized 737 kilograms of the drug khat at Dublin Airport, according to a statement issued on Friday (6 March).

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Following investigations into drug trafficking, a joint operation involving Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service made the discovery yesterday.

The drugs have an estimated street value of €367,000, pending analysis.

No arrests have been made to date, according to a spokesperson for the Gardaí.

The long-term effects of khat include:

  • Risk of mouth infections
  • Insomnia
  • May increase risk of heart disease and cancer of the mouth
  • May cause anxiety and aggression
  • If you already have mental health problems khat can make them worse.

Additionally, Revenue said: "If businesses, or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free-phone 1800 295 295."