Customs officers seize MDMA worth estimated €288,000

Man (37) arrested following seizure of 4.8kgs of MDMA in joint operation

Gardaí and Revenue customs officers seized approximately 4.8kg of MDMA

Gardaí and Revenue customs officers seized approximately 4.8kg of MDMA

 

Gardaí and customs officers have seized a consignment of MDMA worth an estimated €288,000, during an operation targeting organised crime groups in Dublin city.

The seizure was made on Thursday by Revenue customs officers, as part of a joint intelligence operation with the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Dublin north central divisional drugs unit.

Approximately 4.8kgs of MDMA was seized, and gardaí arrested a 37-year-old man at the scene of the search.

The man is currently detained in Store Street Garda Station, under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

A spokeswoman for Revenue said the search was part of ongoing operations “targeting organised crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs”. A Garda spokesman said investigations were continuing.