Friday 6 December 2019

West African cannabis worth €94k found stuffed in dried fish in Galway raid

Image courtesy of Revenue Commissioners
Image courtesy of Revenue Commissioners

Cathal McMahon

A woman has been arrested after cannabis worth €94,000 was seized during a raid by the Revenue Commissioners.

As part of a joint operation between Revenues Customs Service, Garda Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and Gardaí from Drugs Unit in Galway a search took place at a house in Knocknacarra in Galway.

Approximately 4.7kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of around €94,000 was seized. The drugs had originated in Cotonou, Benin in West Africa and were concealed in dried fish.

A 36 year old Irish woman was arrested at the scene and is being held at Galway Garda Station.

A spokesperson for Revenue said the investigation is on-going.

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