Drugs worth an estimated €10m seized at Dublin Port

Customs officers targeting transnational organised crime groups have seized an €9.8 million worth of drugs at Dublin Port.

As part of an investigation targeting transnational organised crime groups, a joint operation was carried out by personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue Customs Service yesterday, Wednesday, 25th November 2021.

During the course of this operation, cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine with an estimated value of €9,790,000 was seized by Customs Officers at Dublin Port.

The drugs were discovered, concealed within a furniture consignment which had arrived from the Netherlands. The search was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog, Robbie.

Follow-up search operations in Dublin have also taken place and have resulted in the seizure of approximately 960kgs of tobacco, with a value in excess of €600,000.

Investigations are continuing by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and collaboration with international law enforcement partners is ongoing.