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May 11, 2021 • • 44 minutes ago • • Read for 2 minutes • • Join the conversation Photo by Revenue
Without an arrest warrant, a person can be held for 48 hours, and if there is an arrest warrant, they can be held “for an additional period of 72 hours or less”.
According to the cannabis industry attorney, if convicted of selling cannabis, the punishment will depend on factors such as the perpetrator’s circumstances, the type of drug, and the amount confiscated. Cannabis could be fined up to € 2,500 and imprisonment for up to a year.
“This operation was part of Revenue’s ongoing joint investigation into organized crime groups and the import, sale and delivery of illegal drugs,” the agency said. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Revenue has seen a number of significant cannabis attacks in the past month or two. For example, in late April, 40 kg of weeds valued at an estimated € 800,000 (US $ 1.2 million) were seized from Rosslare Europort after officers stopped and searched a Polish-registered articulated lorry and trailer.
Thanks to a mobile X-ray scanner and Flynn detector dog, the contraband was discovered in the trailer’s spare tire, according to a statement from Revenue.
In March, a total of 90 kg of cannabis with an estimated value of EUR 1.8 million (USD 2.7 million) was seized at the Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal in Cork. Again, the van that hid the drugs was registered in Poland.
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