Man charged in connection with €50k cannabis seizure

Crime news

Gardaí investigating the seizure of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €51,200 have charged a man in connection with the find.

The drugs, 2.5kg of herbal cannabis, were discovered following a multi-agency operation by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, Cavan & Monaghan District Drugs Unit and the Revenue Customs Service.

A man, aged 27 years, was arrested yesterday (Friday), August 13, following the search of a flat in the Bailieborough area.

He has since been charged in relation to the seizure and is due to appear before a special sitting of Longford District Court today (Saturday), August 14, at 4.30pm.

Investigations are ongoing.

This operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.