Man arrested after large Benzos seizure in Limerick


A large quantity of Benzodiazepine tablets (Benzos) have been seized in a joint Revenue and Garda operation in Limerick.

On Monday, the Revenue Commissioners South West Region, the Garda  Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Regulatory Products Research Authority and the Limerick Drugs Unit seized around 10,500 Benzodiazepine tablets at an address in Kileely, Limerick.

It is believed the tablets had been sent from Austria and had an estimated street value of €21,000.

A 59 year old man was arrested by Gardai and detained at Henry Street Garda Station, under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
The man was released yesterday without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP and investigations are on going.

Just last week, the manager of the Crinan Youth Project in Dublin spoke about the problem of Benzos in the capital.

Gemma Collins said that the problem with so-called "benzos" in the city centre is "chronic".

"People are buying them off the internet, they don't even know what they're buying, the streets are flooded," she said.