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Man arrested after cannabis worth €230k found in 'Hello Kitty' toy

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Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

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Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Gardai have arrested a man after a quantity of drugs were found inside a soft toy.

Gardai and the Revenue’s Customs Service searched a house in Dublin 15 this morning.

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Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

Drugs were found inside the soft toy Photo: Revenue

During this operation, a package was seized by Customs, which contained approximately 11.5Kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €230,000 (subject to analysis).

Approximately €10,000 worth of cocaine (subject to analysis) and a small quantity of cash were also discovered.

The cannabis had been concealed within a large soft toy.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

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