Gardaí seize 129kg of suspected cannabis in Dublin
Two men have been arrested as part of the investigation.
Gardaí in Dublin have seized 129kg of suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of €2.58 million.
An Garda Síochána, through the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), along with Revenue’s Customs Service, participated in a joint intelligence-led operation in the Lusk area of north county Dublin.
Two men, aged 45 and 52, were arrested and are currently detained in Balbriggan and Dun Laoghaire Garda Stations, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, along with Revenue's Customs Service, seized approximately €2.58 million of suspected cannabis herb in North County Dublin yesterday.
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Speaking on Thursday, Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, Head of Bureau at the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, said Gardaí will continue to tackle the criminality engaged in by organised crime gangs.
"The joint operation undertaken yesterday involving participation by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Revenue Customs Service, which has resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs with an estimated street value of €2.58 million, demonstrates An Garda Síochána’s continued determination to work collaboratively with others for the purpose of tackling the importation of controlled drugs into Ireland, that cause significant harm in our communities," she said.
"We will continue to work with Revenue Customs Service and do all within our power to tackle criminality engaged in by organised crime gangs who are involved in the importation and supply of illicit drugs".