Vehicle stop results in €1.63 million drugs find in Dublin

Arrested suspect linked to drugs gang operating in Dublin and Meath

A man is being questioned by gardaí after a consignment of cannabis valued at more than €1.6 million was seized in west Dublin.

The intelligence-led operation by Revenue's Customs officers and the Garda resulted in a man driving a vehicle being stopped on Thursday in Clondalkin.

When the vehicle was searched, 155kgs of cannabis resin and 35kg of cannabis herb, with a combined value of €1.63 million, were discovered.

The joint investigation by Revenue's Customs service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) is the latest phase of a larger ongoing inquiry into a drugs gang with members in Dublin and Meath.


After the drugs were found in the vehicle in Clondalkin on Thursday a 33-year-old man was arrested for questioning by the Garda.

He has been detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and is being questioned at Ronanstown Garda station as the Garda investigation continues.

Conor Lally

Conor Lally

Conor Lally is Security and Crime Editor of The Irish Times