Issue date: 10th July 2021
An Garda Síochána, through the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and supported by Revenue Customs Service and Irish Naval Service, is involved in an investigation targeting persons suspected to be involved in transnational organised crime. The investigation is being coordinated through Europol and involves participation by Dutch Police.
The investigation involves a particular focus on a suspected attempt to traffic cocaine into Ireland, from Columbia, utilising intermodal containers.
In the course of the relevant investigation, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau has taken possession of particular containers, following their arrival in The Netherlands. It is suspected that a quantity of cocaine may be concealed in the containers. However, the presence of cocaine within the containers cannot be confirmed until such time as necessary examination and analysis is undertaken.