The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has congratulated An Garda Síochána on the success of an international operation that led to the large seizure of drugs yesterday.  

The Minister said: ‘The illicit drugs trade is a highly destructive international business and I am pleased to see An Garda Sìochána continuing to partner effectively with law enforcement in other jurisdictions.  This seizure is very significant and results from a great deal of painstaking work. I want to congratulate all those involved for their professionalism and dedication to duty.

'The effective policing operation will prevent these drugs from reaching the streets and harming individuals, families and communities.'