Large cannabis seizure made in Wexford

Customs officials
Customs officials

The Revenue's Custom's service has made a large seizure of cannabis in Rosslare this evening.

Thanks to the noses of two sniffer dogs, Defor and Ralph, cannabis herb and resin totalling 9.5kg was discovered during a search of a Lithuanian registered van which had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

The drugs have an estimated street value of €184,000.

Four Lithuanian nationals are being questioned by Gardai.

Earlier today, in a seperate operation by Revenue’s Customs Service assisted by the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, 72,000 ecstasy tablets were discovered in Dublin.

 The drugs have a street value of €720,000 and were discovered during searches of two residential premises in the north and south inner city.
Two men aged 42 and 43 and a 46-year-old woman were arrested and are currently detained at Store Street and Kevin Street Garda Stations. They can be held for up to seven days. 
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks,"  a 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."