Garda sting results in €20,000 drug seizure in the South East

Investigations are continuing

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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As part of ongoing joint investigations targeting drug importations in the South East, a joint intelligence led operation was conducted by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, the Drugs Unit from New Ross, and Revenue’s Customs Service from the Dublin and South East Region, on Friday, August 17.

Gardaí searched a home in the Newbawn Area of Co. Wexford. They were assisted by Revenue Customs Officers including Customs Dog unit.

During the search a package was seized by Customs, which contained Cannabis Herb, Methamphetemine and Ecstasy with an estimated value of €20,000. 

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene by Gardaí. He was detained at New Ross Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.

He was later released and a file is being prepared for the DPP. 

Investigations are continuing.