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Woman had €180k of crystal meth on flight



A bag of crystal meth

A bag of crystal meth

A bag of crystal meth

Gardaí have seized almost €200,000 worth of crystal meth from a young woman who travelled into Ireland from Dubai over the weekend.

The haul was found as a result of routine profiling at Dublin Airport on Sunday.

The woman, who is a South African national, had just gotten off a flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Following a search of her bag around 3kg of crystal methamphetamine was found, with an estimated street value of €180,000.


The woman was arrested and brought to Ballymun garda station, where she remains.

She can be held for a period of up to seven days before either being charged or released from custody.

"These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting drug smuggling," Revenue said.

"If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling they can contact Revenue in confidence on freephone number 1800 295 295."

Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.

In a separate operation yesterday morning, local and national Garda units seized almost €100,000 of cannabis in south Dublin.

Gardaí attached to the Terenure Drugs Unit, supported by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, carried out a search at a residence in Rathgar, Dublin 6, shortly after 11am.

A package with 4.8kg of cannabis herb, with an estimated street value of €96,000, was found.

A man aged in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently being held at Terenure garda station.