As part of an intelligence-lead joint operation involving Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, a controlled delivery of prohibited drugs from Spain was executed in North County Dublin yesterday.
Approximately 85 kilos of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1.7 million was seized by customs officials.
The drugs had been concealed in a freight consignment which had originated in Spain.
A 24-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested and are currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Investigations are continuing, a Garda spokesperson said.
"These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks," the spokesperson added.
"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."