Vehicle search in Irish county reveals weed worth $961,000

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An Irish man in his 30s faces several drug charges after a joint investigation by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau revealed 31 kilograms of cannabis with an estimated street value of €620,000 ($961,000). As part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized the weed from a vehicle search in County Meath on Nov. 17, notes a statement from Revenue. The unidentified man was arrested at the scene and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 . A person can be detained for not more than six hours from the time of arrest, but can also be directed to be detained for an additional period not exceeding 18 hours if the police have “reasonable grounds for believing that such further detention is necessary for the proper investigation of the offence concerned.” Cannabis worth over $1 million flies off a truck onto the highway Ireland’s health minister isn’t apologizing for past cannabis use, supports legalization The Irish are trading cocaine for cannabis in lockdown: Police This operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigations targeting organized crime groups and the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs, the statement notes. The investigation is continuing. It is an offence to cultivate, import, export, produce, supply and possess cannabis, except in accordance with a ministerial licence, according to Ireland’s national police and security service. “Policy to date has not permitted the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes and no licences have been issued for this activity,” notes the information, adding that “the government has no plans to legalize cannabis.” With regard to CBD in the country, since it is not psychoactive, it is not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs legislation and does not require a ministerial licence. Ireland has witnessed a…

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