Issue Date: 5th December 2023
Working as part of the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF), members attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) conducted coordinated search operations in both jurisdictions simultaneously on Tuesday, 5th December 2023.
The operations form part of ongoing investigations into the seizure of cocaine from a cargo ship off the coast of County Cork on Tuesday, 26th September 2023.
In the course of the operation members of the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) conducted searches at locations in the Dublin area. A female in her 30s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at a Garda Station in the Dublin Region. She can be held for up to seven days.
Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch conducted a number of their own searches.
Investigations are ongoing.