On Friday, as part of routine profiling, Revenue Customs officers and members of An Garda Síochána attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) conducted a joint operation which resulted in the seizure of 352 kilogrammes of herbal cannabis with an estimated value in excess of €7 million.
The illegal drugs arrived in a container from Spain through Dublin Port.
Three males aged 31, 47 and 49, were subsequently arrested by Gardaí and are currently detained pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996 at Garda stations in Dublin City. Searches are continuing throughout the afternoon and investigations are ongoing.
This operation was part of ongoing joint investigations targeting the illegal activities of organised crime groups.
If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.