Detector dog Meg helps find over €1 million worth of cannabis at Dublin warehouse

Customs officials seize drugs valued at more than €10 million in past two weeks

Detector dog Meg helps find over €1 million worth of cannabis at Dublin warehouse

Meg the dog | Photo: Revenue

Customs officials have seized over €1 million worth of herbal cannabis with the help of detector dog Meg.

The cannabis was discovered earlier today at a warehouse in south county Dublin.

Revenue said the seizure came as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting the importation, sale and supply of drugs.

It brings the total value of drugs seized by Revenue to more than €10 million in the last fortnight.

Photo: Revenue

On Tuesday, in a separate operation, officers seized 11,000 cigarettes and over 12 kilos tobacco during the search of house in the Rush area of Dublin.

The cigarettes and tobacco are both believed to have originated in Hungary.

Revenue said they had a retail value in excess of €11,400, representing a potential loss to the exchequer of almost €10,000.  

A Hungarian man in his 30s was interviewed following the seizure.

In both cases, investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.