Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, TD welcomes substantial drugs seizure 

20 January 2017 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, TD, has commended the work of An Garda Síochána and Revenue's Customs Service for a joint operation which resulted in a very substantial seizure of illicit drugs in Dublin Port today. 

The Tánaiste said: 

'Week in week out the Gardaí and Customs work very closely in trying to prevent the importation of illicit drugs into the country and they have many successes. Today's seizure, in particular, demonstrates their determination and resourcefulness in going after the activities of drugs gangs who seek to profit from causing such misery in communities through their deadly trade. The Government will continue to fully support both An Garda Síochána and the Customs Service in carrying out this vital work.' 

ENDS