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Three charged in connection with cannabis found hidden in soap

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The unusual thing was the drugs were discovered concealed in a consignment of soap
The unusual thing was the drugs were discovered concealed in a consignment of soap

Three men have been charged in connection with a large amount of cannabis which was seized by Customs Officers in Dublin city, yesterday.

As part of an intelligence-led operation involving Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána, officers seized approximately 50 kilos of herbal cannabis. 

The unusual thing was the drugs were discovered concealed in a consignment of soap. 

The drugs were seized following a controlled delivery in Dublin city centre.

The consignment is estimated to be worth approximately €1 million. 

Three Irish men, aged between 24 and 34 years, were arrested and detained at Mountjoy Garda Station, a spokesperson said. 

The three have since been charged.

Investigations are ongoing and Gardai are said to be happy the streets are a little cleaner. 

"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," a Gardai spokesperson said. 

"Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality."