Farm Ireland

Monday 22 January 2018

Man (52) arrested after €730k worth of cannabis found concealed in farm machinery

Image of the seized drugs (Picture: Revenue)
Image of the seized drugs (Picture: Revenue)
The search was conducted using Revenue's new X-Ray scanner Newsdesk Newsdesk

Cannabis worth around €730k was seized by customs officers after it was discovered concealed in farm machinery.

The seizure came as part of a joint investigation being conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Serious Crime Task Force and Revenue’s Customs Service.

Custom's new mobile scanner was used to search a haulage vehicle that had arrived into Ireland containing farm machinery, via Dublin Port.

The seizure was made on Friday June 30 and on July 5 a 52-year-old man was arrested in Moneygall, Co Tipperary.

He is currently detained at Nenagh Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice ( Drug Trafficking ) Act 1996.

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