Issue Date: 29 January 2022
On Saturday the 29th of January 2022 as part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected of involvement in Transnational Organised Crime, a Joint Intelligence led operation was conducted involving personnel from the Revenue Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau.
The operation resulted in a vehicle being stopped in Dublin Port and in a subsequent search of a refrigerated unit, James the Customs Dog located 45kgs of Cocaine concealed within the unit. The drugs with an estimated value of €3.1 million were subsequently seized.
One male aged 46 years was arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences. He is currently being detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 at Bridewell Garda Station.
No further information is available at this time.