Man arrested after cannabis found in farm machinery at Dublin Port

It was part of an ongoing intelligence led investigation

Man arrested after cannabis found in farm machinery at Dublin Port

Image: Revenue

A man has been arrested after some €730,000 of herbal cannabis was seized.

The Serious Crime Task Force and Revenue’s Customs Service discovered the cannabis at Dublin Port last Friday June 30th.

It was part of ongoing intelligence led joint investigations targeting organised criminal activity being conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

A haulage vehicle had arrived into Ireland containing farm machinery was subjected to an x-ray scan.

The cannabis was discovered concealed within the farm machinery.

Follow-up searches were subsequently conducted in the Moneygall area of Tipperary and gardaí arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of drug trafficking.

He is currently detained at Nenagh garda station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act.