€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).
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
- 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."