Herbal cannabis worth €230,000 seized at Dublin Airport

Detector dog Scooby helps as Revenue officers stop Malaysian man just off Madrid flight

Cannabis seized at Dublin Airport has an estimated street value in excess of €230,000. The passenger was arrested and remanded in custody at Ballymun Garda station. File photograph: Getty Images

Cannabis seized at Dublin Airport has an estimated street value in excess of €230,000. The passenger was arrested and remanded in custody at Ballymun Garda station. File photograph: Getty Images

 

Some 11.6kg of herbal cannabis was seized at Dublin Airport when a man was searched with the assistance of a sniffer dog.

On Friday, after routine profiling and with the aid of detector dog Scooby, Revenue officers seized the cannabis when they stopped and searched a 31-year-old Malaysian man just off a flight from Madrid.

Detector Dog Scooby, who works with Revenue at Dublin Airport. 

The cannabis has an estimated street value in excess of €230,000. The passenger was arrested and remanded in custody at Ballymun Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing.

Revenue officers seized the cannabis when they stopped and searched a 31-year-old Malaysian man just off a flight from Madrid. File photograph: Getty Images
Revenue officers seized the cannabis when they stopped and searched a 31-year-old Malaysian man just off a flight from Madrid. File photograph: Getty Images

Those with information on drug-smuggling are asked to contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone, 1800 295 295.