Man arrested after Gardaí seize over €2.5m in drugs from Dublin Port 1 year ago

Man arrested after Gardaí seize over €2.5m in drugs from Dublin Port

The operation took place on Saturday morning.

An Garda Síochána and the Revenue's Customs Service have seized a quantity of drugs with an estimated value of more than €2.5 million at Dublin Port.

As part of an ongoing joint investigation which targets drug importations through the port, the Joint Intelligence led operation was conducted by the Revenue's Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau on the morning of 31 March.

During the operation, a truck was stopped. During the subsequent search, a significant quantity of controlled drugs were then seized, with these being cocaine, heroin and ketamine (subject to analysis).

The drugs, seized by Customs, have an estimated value in excess of €2.5m.

A 55-year-old non-national male was arrested as part of the operation by Gardaí. He is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Store Street Garda Station.

Investigations are continuing.