1998 Major Drugs Seizures

 

September 4th: Ireland's largest cocaine seizure was made following the search of a catamaran in Kinsale Harbour, Co Cork. A total of 320 kg of cocaine, valued at more than £100 million, was recovered by customs and excise officers and gardai.

September 3rd: In the previous largest heroin seizure, July 25th: £2.7 million worth of cannabis was seized near Trim, Co Meath.

May 7th: £3 million worth of cannabis resin seized in Terenure, Dublin.

April 11th: £4 million of drugs, comprising 230,000 ecstasy tablets and 103 kg of cannabis resin, discovered near Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

April 5th: £2.5 million worth of cannabis resin seized in Ashbourne, Co Meath.

February 20th: £5.3 million worth of amphetamines and cocaine was seized after a car chase near Celbridge, Co Kildare.

January 31st: £4.2 million worth of cannabis resin seized at Kilcoran, near Cahir, Co Tipperary.