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Statement by Minister Humphreys on significant drugs seizure

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, has congratulated An Garda Síochána and the various State bodies involved in the seizure of drugs with a potential street value of up to €35 million.


The Minister said,


“I would like to thank the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Revenue Customs Service, the Irish Naval Service and Forensic Science Ireland for their work in intercepting and identifying this very large volume of drugs destined for the Irish market. This is another very significant seizure in what has been an exceptional year for GNDOCB in disrupting drug trafficking and the supply of illicit drugs by organised crime groups.


“Tackling organised crime remains a key priority for Government and we will continue to provide all supports necessary to An Garda Síochána as they continue to target those trafficking drugs.”