Revenue officers seized 6.6kg worth of Cannabis today in the Sligo area after a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Sligo Divisional Drugs Unit.
Officers estimated the value of the drugs found at over €132,000 and arrested a man in his 20s at the scene.
He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in Co. Sligo, and investigations are ongoing.
READ MORE: Gardai's most secretive units take part in major Europe anti-terror drill starting in Dublin
A statement released this evening read: “Today (22/03/2023), as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 6.6kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of over €132,000 in the Sligo area.
“This seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Sligo Divisional Drugs Unit.
“A man in his 20s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in Co. Sligo.
“Investigations are ongoing.
“This seizure 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 confidently contact Revenue on phone number 1800 295 295”.
Facial analysis company gives major update on case of woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann
Social Welfare Ireland: Government confirms when €200 cash boost will be paid out
Revolut to offer car insurance to Irish customers 30% cheaper than leading competitors
RTE confirms end date for Tommy Tiernan Show and it's sooner than you might think
Heavy rain to blast Ireland for rest of week with 'thundery downpours' in store for one day
Get news updates direct to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter here