Gardaí have seized €367,000 worth of drugs at Dublin Airport.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
The joint operation on the house in Kells was conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Drugs Unit based in Slane, Co. Meath.
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
The illegal drugs were hidden in electrical equipment which had originated in the UK.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
Gardaí have arrested five people following early morning raids at several unauthorised sites in Co Clare.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
Revenue officers have seized approximately 1kg of herbal cannabis following a search, under warrant, of a property in Lucan, Co. Dublin today.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
Two puppies have been seized in Dublin Port, Revenue have said.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
Revenue officers seized approximately 900g of herbal cannabis following a search, under warrant, of a property in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, they have confirmed.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
The 58-year-old is due to appear at a special court sitting in the city at 3pm.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2019
Revenue has seized drugs worth €50,000 in Limerick today.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
A massive haul of heroin at Dublin Airport — involving a female courier accompanied by a child — is believed to be part of a sophisticated trafficking system to bring consignments from Pakistan into Britain.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
One of the country’s major drug bosses is suspected of being behind one of the largest hauls of ecstasy and ketamine in recent years.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2018
A man has been detained by gardaí after a significant quantity of controlled drugs were seized at Dublin Port this morning.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
A 33-year-old man is being questioned by gardaí investigating a drug seizure in Kilkenny.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
Cannabis thought to be worth almost €230,000 has been found stuffed inside a large teddybear in Dublin.
Wed, 31 Jan, 2018
There has been an explosion in the number of anabolic steroids seized, with quantities in the first eight months of the year up 300% compared to 2016.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
A woman in her 40's has been arrested and is being held at Store Street Garda Station.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
Cannabis thought to be worth €600,000 has been seized in Meath.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2017
Around 15kg of herbal cannabis, with an estimated value of €300,000, has been seized at an industrial unit in Dunboyne, Co Meath, it has been revealed.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
Seizures of illegal anabolic steroids almost trebled last year, it has emerged.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Around 143kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €2.8m was seized in Cavan today.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
Sedatives and products to treat erectile dysfunction and weight loss accounted for the bulk of counterfeit medicines seized by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) last year.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately 1.9 kilos of cocaine at Dublin Airport yesterday.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
An Oireachtas dommittee wrote to the justice minister in March 2013 highlighting the need to tackle the huge increase in illegal cigarette smuggling.
Tue, 25 Aug, 2015
Around 85kgs of herbal cannabis, with an estimated value of €1.7m has been seized, it was revealed today.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015
Ireland experiences one of highest level of spending cuts in EU
Tue, 06 Jan, 2015
An intelligence-led operation between the Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí has discovered around 400gms of cocaine - with an estimated street value of €28,000 - in Cork city.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
Customs Officers have seized almost €20,000 worth of cigarettes and tobacco in Limerick.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
The Irish Naval Service has seized cocaine with a street value of up to €100m on a yacht off the Irish coast after a major intelligence-led operation.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Revenue’s Customs Service seized five million cigarettes with a retail value of almost €2.4m at Rosslare Europort, it emerged today.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
More than 100,000 illegal prescription medicines worth almost €300,000 were seized in Ireland in one week. During the operation, 85 medicine packages were taken by custom officials at postal sorting offices.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
A large quantity of herbal cannabis has been seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Gardaí investigating the theft of a trailer stumbled upon the most southerly diesel laundering plant in the country, which was capable of annually producing 10m litres and defrauding the State of €5m.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2013
A man has been arrested after a poitín plant was discovered in Co Cavan.
Tue, 05 Nov, 2013
Smugglers and drug mules beware — the State’s 13-strong canine unit has upped its game considerably this year to already sniff out over €6.2m worth of illicit drugs, cigarettes, and cash.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
Around 9m cigarettes have been seized and four people arrested in a major operation involving Garda units and Revenue.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2013
A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle cannabis he had ingested through Cork Airport.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2013
More than 20,000 cigarettes concealed in a car have been seized by Customs officers.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
Illegal cigarettes and cocaine worth more than €150,000 have been seized in two separate operations at Dublin airport.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately 100 litres of counterfeit spirits, a large quantity of wine and the distributor’s vehicle during a planned operation in Dundalk On Wednesday.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
Gardaí and customs officer have seized synthetic cocaine with an estimated street value of €17,500 following an operation in Co Cork which also res-ulted in the arrest of a 54-year-old man.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2013
Two mobile fuel laundering plants have been discovered close to the border.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013
A man was being questioned in Tralee Garda station last night after the seizure of drugs with a street value of almost €300,000 at Kerry Airport.
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013
Raising taxes on cigarettes will boost the illegal trade and reduce revenue to the State, according to a Government report.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
Revenue’s Customs Service officers, monitoring the illegal importation of cigarettes, hit an “ecstasy jackpot” when they tracked the contraband to a house in Cork city.
Sat, 26 May, 2012
A black market fuel-laundering plant costing €2m a year in lost taxes has been uncovered.
Wed, 16 May, 2012
Customs officials are vigilantly monitoring the post to try and pick up illegal head shop-style drugs.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
More than 38 million contraband cigarettes worth almost €15m have been seized by Customs officials.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
CUSTOMS officials are preparing a number of files for the Director of Public Prosecutions following three operations last weekend in Cork against illegal cigarette smuggling.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2011
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