A quantity of cannabis with a street value of €57,000 has been seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport. 

The seizure, which took place on Wednesday afternoon, was a result of an intelligence led operation.

Revenue officers in Dublin Airport seized over 2.5kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of over €57,000.

The illegal drugs were found, with the assistance of detector dog Luca, when Revenue officers stopped and searched the checked baggage of a 27 year old UK national, who was travelling to Barcelona, Spain.

Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

This operation is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting the importation of illegal drugs.

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.