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#Drugs

# drugs - Monday 15 November, 2021

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases
# Forensic Science Ireland
# Forensic Science Ireland

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases

Nov 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,320 Views 8 Comments

Forensic Science Ireland is under increasing pressure to test drug samples as huge numbers of seizures are made.

# drugs - Friday 12 November, 2021

Over €159k worth of cannabis and ecstasy uncovered in parcels labelled as herbal tea
# Seized
# Seized

Over €159k worth of cannabis and ecstasy uncovered in parcels labelled as herbal tea

Nov 12th 2021, 4:19 PM 12,633 Views 9 Comments

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.

# drugs - Monday 8 November, 2021

Crack cocaine 'causing chaos and destruction' in Tallaght-Whitechurch areas, says new report
# Addiction Services
# Addiction Services

Crack cocaine 'causing chaos and destruction' in Tallaght-Whitechurch areas, says new report

Nov 8th 2021, 8:05 AM 47,190 Views 35 Comments

The report details that the “onset of crack cocaine” has left its services “at breaking point”.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Two men arrested after gardaí seized 58 kilos of cannabis worth nearly €350k
# Seizure
# Seizure

Two men arrested after gardaí seized 58 kilos of cannabis worth nearly €350k

Nov 3rd 2021, 3:40 PM 19,931 Views 12 Comments

The men were arrested in the Dublin 2 area of the capital.

# drugs - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Oct 27th 2021, 9:32 AM 9,267 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

# drugs - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust

Oct 26th 2021, 2:50 PM 16,886 Views 7 Comments

Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Oct 26th 2021, 10:55 AM 14,031 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene

# drugs - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Man arrested as €304k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized during Garda raid of Wexford home
# Bunclody
# Bunclody

Man arrested as €304k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized during Garda raid of Wexford home

Oct 24th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,565 Views 1 Comment

A number of mobile phones and other drug paraphernalia were seized at the scene.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle

Oct 24th 2021, 7:40 AM 17,229 Views 4 Comments

The vehicle was stopped on the M9 motorway yesterday.

# drugs - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search
# Dublin 1
# Dublin 1

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 37,064 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized in the Dublin 1 area on Monday night.

# drugs - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Man charged over seizure of €55k worth of cannabis herb and cocaine in Leitrim
# Ballinamore
# Ballinamore

Man charged over seizure of €55k worth of cannabis herb and cocaine in Leitrim

Updated Oct 10th 2021, 9:40 AM 15,859 Views 27 Comments

He will appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on Tuesday.

# drugs - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Man arrested after Gardaí seize €123,000 worth of drugs in Dublin
# Ringsend
# Ringsend

Man arrested after Gardaí seize €123,000 worth of drugs in Dublin

Oct 9th 2021, 7:56 AM 20,528 Views 11 Comments

Around €14,000 in cash was also seized during the search operation.

# drugs - Friday 8 October, 2021

Two men arrested after cannabis worth €1.18 million seized in Kilkenny
# Seized
# Seized

Two men arrested after cannabis worth €1.18 million seized in Kilkenny

Oct 8th 2021, 3:57 PM 14,167 Views 15 Comments

Both men are detained pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

# drugs - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Man charged after being arrested at Dublin Airport as over €60k worth of drugs seized
# Seized
# Seized

Man charged after being arrested at Dublin Airport as over €60k worth of drugs seized

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 9:50 PM 32,598 Views 0 Comments

More than €60,000 worth of Alprazolam tablets were seized.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find
# UK
# UK

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find

Sep 28th 2021, 3:34 PM 20,025 Views 26 Comments

Levels of MDMA and cocaine in the water were so high it could be harming wildlife further downstream, the study found.

# drugs - Monday 6 September, 2021

Over €144,000 worth of illegal drugs seized at Dublin Mail Centre
# Seized
# Seized

Over €144,000 worth of illegal drugs seized at Dublin Mail Centre

Sep 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,655 Views 14 Comments

Herbal cannabis, khat, amphetamine and methamphetamine were among drugs seized.

# drugs - Monday 30 August, 2021

Gardaí seize €2.1 million worth of suspected cannabis found in boxes of vegetables in Laois
# Laois
# Laois

Gardaí seize €2.1 million worth of suspected cannabis found in boxes of vegetables in Laois

Aug 30th 2021, 9:12 PM 30,927 Views 25 Comments

One man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene.

Three men arrested after €384k worth of cannabis plants seized in large scale operation
# Louth
# Louth

Three men arrested after €384k worth of cannabis plants seized in large scale operation

Aug 30th 2021, 8:26 PM 18,328 Views 30 Comments

A number of searches were conducted under warrant at suspected cannabis growhouses this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Cannabis worth €1.3 million seized in Co Meath
# Ashbourne
# Ashbourne

Cannabis worth €1.3 million seized in Co Meath

Aug 29th 2021, 12:53 PM 23,276 Views 55 Comments

Approximately 1,100 cannabis plants were discovered during the search operation.

# drugs - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Garda dog sniffs out €35,000 worth of suspected drugs at Cork train station
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Garda dog sniffs out €35,000 worth of suspected drugs at Cork train station

Aug 28th 2021, 2:17 PM 26,797 Views 8 Comments

Rex identified a male passenger during the patrol of a train station yesterday.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Man charged in connection with Sligo seizure of cannabis and cocaine worth €106,000
# Collooney
# Collooney

Man charged in connection with Sligo seizure of cannabis and cocaine worth €106,000

Aug 25th 2021, 10:26 PM 14,526 Views 0 Comments

Cannabis herb, cannabis resin, cannabis jellies and cocaine were seized.

# drugs - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Man arrested for €650,000 worth of benzodiazepines in Dundalk has been released
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man arrested for €650,000 worth of benzodiazepines in Dundalk has been released

Aug 14th 2021, 11:23 AM 15,430 Views 6 Comments

The man was arrested following a search on Thursday evening.

# drugs - Friday 13 August, 2021

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €650,000 of benzodiazepine tablets
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €650,000 of benzodiazepine tablets

Aug 13th 2021, 8:23 AM 20,682 Views 36 Comments

Gardaí discovered a number of black bin bags which contained suspected benzodiazepine tablets.

# drugs - Friday 6 August, 2021

€12.3m worth of heroin found inside the body work of a cherry picker in Rosslare
# Rosslare Port
# Rosslare Port

€12.3m worth of heroin found inside the body work of a cherry picker in Rosslare

Aug 6th 2021, 12:43 PM 73,663 Views 42 Comments

Revenue officers and anti-organised crime detectives are now investigating who ordered the drugs.

# drugs - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

Aug 5th 2021, 5:27 PM 16,617 Views 28 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

# drugs - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Car, cocaine and €24,000 in cash seized by CAB in Sligo
# Money Laundering
# Money Laundering

Car, cocaine and €24,000 in cash seized by CAB in Sligo

Jul 1st 2021, 8:44 PM 19,221 Views 0 Comments

In addition to the items seized, €151,000 in financial accounts was frozen.

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,896 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

# drugs - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Man (30s) arrested after €740,000 worth of cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort
# Seized
# Seized

Man (30s) arrested after €740,000 worth of cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort

Jun 26th 2021, 7:41 AM 15,516 Views 41 Comments

The drugs were seized when a truck arriving from mainland Europe was intercepted and searched.

# drugs - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Gardaí seize cannabis, cocaine and cash in Kildare raid
# Seized
# Seized

Gardaí seize cannabis, cocaine and cash in Kildare raid

Jun 23rd 2021, 9:38 PM 19,264 Views 6 Comments

€494,000 worth of drugs and €22,450 in cash were seized from Newbridge, Co Kildare.

# drugs - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon
# Frenchpark
# Frenchpark

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon

Jun 16th 2021, 9:26 PM 21,169 Views 32 Comments

The search was carried out at 3.30pm today by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.

# drugs - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Two men arrested after €120k drugs and ammunition seized in Dublin
# Coolock
# Coolock

Two men arrested after €120k drugs and ammunition seized in Dublin

Jun 12th 2021, 10:12 AM 14,987 Views 5 Comments

Two men in their 20s were arrested and are being held at Coolock Garda Station where they can be questioned for up to three days.

# drugs - Thursday 10 June, 2021

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges
# Washington
# Washington

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges

Jun 10th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,247 Views 0 Comments

Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years.

# drugs - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Revenue seizes €208,000 worth of illegal drugs at Dublin mail centre
# Seized
# Seized

Revenue seizes €208,000 worth of illegal drugs at Dublin mail centre

Jun 9th 2021, 6:20 PM 12,447 Views 11 Comments

The drugs were in parcels that came from the United States, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Canada.

Record cocaine seizures reported across Europe, but crime gangs adapted to pandemic restrictions
# EU Drug Report
# EU Drug Report

Record cocaine seizures reported across Europe, but crime gangs adapted to pandemic restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 3:34 PM 9,406 Views 7 Comments

In 2019, more than 370 illegal drug production laboratories were dismantled in Europe.

# drugs - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Three arrested as gardaí seize €120k of cocaine and €225k of cannabis in separate raids
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Three arrested as gardaí seize €120k of cocaine and €225k of cannabis in separate raids

Updated Jun 6th 2021, 12:00 PM 13,261 Views 18 Comments

The seizure was made after a search of a number of houses in the Drogheda area.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit
# Allegations
# Allegations

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit

Jun 1st 2021, 1:12 PM 24,212 Views 42 Comments

Testing of Garda personnel for controlled drug use is set to commence in the coming months.

# drugs - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Gardaí in Lucan seize €60,000 worth of cannabis after following man in taxi
# Drugs
# Drugs

Gardaí in Lucan seize €60,000 worth of cannabis after following man in taxi

May 23rd 2021, 3:21 PM 21,689 Views 0 Comments

When he saw the patrol car, the man threw a number of items from the vehicle.

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room
# Måneskin
# Måneskin

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room

May 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 170,496 Views 64 Comments

Footage of Måneskin singer Thomas Raggi went viral last night.

Man charged after gardaí seize €77,000 worth of cannabis in Roscommon
# Castleplunket
# Castleplunket

Man charged after gardaí seize €77,000 worth of cannabis in Roscommon

May 23rd 2021, 11:26 AM 10,658 Views 0 Comments

During the course of a search, gardaí discovered a “sophisticated” cannabis growhouse.

Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?

May 23rd 2021, 9:32 AM 61,341 Views 130 Comments

Many groups have long called for drug use to be addressed as a social and health issue, rather than as a criminal justice issue.