Cannabis worth €1 million seized in Swords


Cannabis with a street value of €1 million has been seized in Swords, Co Dublin.

The seizure was made after two trucks and a van were searched on Forrest Little Road at the rear of Dublin Airport at 6.30am. One of the trucks had arrived into Dublin Port on a car ferry this morning, a Customs spokesman said.

The 95kg of cannabis resin were discovered after a joint operation involving officers of Revenue's Customs service and the Garda National Drugs Unit. The spokesman said the operation resulted from intelligence.

Four Irish men, aged 32, 42, 44,50, were arrested and are being questioned under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) in Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall Garda stations

They can be held for up to seven days.

Meanwhile, four people were arrested in Co Wexford following the discovery of cannabis herb and resin worth €140,000 in disused farm buildings in Saltmills.

They are being held at New Ross Garda station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act. 

Elsewhere, gardaí are continuing to question two men and a woman after cannabis worth around €520,000 was found growing in three houses in Roscommon and Longford yesterday.

The plants and dried cannabis were found during an intelligence-driven at Lisacul, Castlerea, Co Roscommon; Strokestown, Co Roscommon; and Drumlish, Co Longford.