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# drug-trafficking - Friday 25 September, 2020

Irish haulage boss faces jail after admitting drug trafficking and money laundering

Thomas Maher pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Liverpool Crown Court.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul

The 398kg of heroin was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.

# drug-trafficking - Friday 7 December, 2018

Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin

Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.

# drug-trafficking - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Italy and Zebre prop arrested for alleged drug trafficking - reports

Sami Panico is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Six arrested as gardaí seize €250k in cash in international money laundering operation

The gang is suspected of trafficking drugs to Australia and then laundering the proceeds back to Ireland.

# drug-trafficking - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system

Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.

# drug-trafficking - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Ireland is a major buyer of hallucinogens from Europe's darknet

A European report has assessed the popularity of darknet sites and the response of enforcement agencies to shut them down.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 28 August, 2017

Informants and paranoia: The implosion of the Kinahan gang's Dublin lieutenants

A number of men have contracts on their heads.

# drug-trafficking - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Pele's son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentence

The 46-year-old former goalkeeper denies the allegations.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 28 November, 2016

Gardaí seize cannabis and cocaine worth €130,000 in Co Westmeath

Gardaí discovered cannabis resin with an approximate street value of €60,000 and cocaine with an approximate street value of €70,000.

# drug-trafficking - Friday 27 November, 2015

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 12 October, 2015

€1.6 million worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis seized after car is stopped

They are being held in two Garda stations.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Five arrested over €80,000 heroin seizure in Dublin

The seizure was made after searches at two premises in Dublin’s city centre today.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Man arrested in wooded area over €228k cannabis find

Gardaí said the search yesterday was part of an ongoing operation in Cork.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 10 March, 2014

Man to appear in court in relation to multi-million euro cannabis seizure

A total of 120 kg of cannabis herb was seized in Coolock with an estimated street value of €2.5 million.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 10 February, 2014

Australian surfer caught with marijuana in Bali released after 9 years in prison

Schapelle Corby has always insisted the 4.1 kg of marijuana found in her body board bag was planted there.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Sentence today for two women caught with drugs in Peru

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were caught with cocaine hidden in their luggage.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Court appearance for man over drugs seizure

Gardaí seized 1,800 cannabis plants at a premises in an industrial estate yesterday.

# drug-trafficking - Sunday 1 September, 2013

The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest

Michaella McCollum Connolly’s lawyer also outlined the chain of events that led to her arrest.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Michaella is "in good spirits, but very frightened for the future" - solicitor

Michaella will be moved to a permanent jail in the next 24 hours, her solicitor says, but prisons in Peru are rife with TB and HIV.

# drug-trafficking - Friday 23 August, 2013

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed Peru This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed

Toilet roll, Pringles, Oreos and a sports bra, were among some of the items requested as well as stamps and envelopes to write letters home.

# drug-trafficking - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Cannabis worth €490,000 seized as gardaí target drugs gang

Four men have been arrested after the drugs were uncovered in three separate operations this afternoon. A large quantity of cash was also seized.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail Drug Trafficking This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail

The pair were arrested two weeks ago at Lima’s international airport with 11 kilograms of cocaine.

Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly to plead 'not guilty'

Local media in Peru are reporting that the Irish and British women were recruited by a Lima-based drug trafficking ring.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges Drug Trafficking This post contains images

PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges

Connolly’s lawyer Peter Madden said the Tyrone woman would be protesting her innocence.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 19 August, 2013

Michaella's brother visits her in Peruvian police custody ahead of trial

He visited his sister at the national police anti-drug headquarters where Michaella and her companion Melissa Reid are being held.

# drug-trafficking - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Irish man turned down 10k to work as a drug mule in Ibiza

“I was offered to do a trip and offered €10,000 for a flight over to Benalmadena with 1kg,” said Lee.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly

In a video posted last night, Michaella says that she is not being given enough to drink.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Two arrested in overnight drug seizure in Dublin

A quantity of cannabis worth €400,000 was also seized during a search in Lucan last night.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 25 March, 2013

Cannabis worth €90,000 seized in Navan

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene following the seizure in Navan over the weekend.

# drug-trafficking - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

# drug-trafficking - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Number arrested in organised crime crackdown now at 113

Gardaí have been carrying out a major investigation into organised crime across the country.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 20 February, 2012

Five arrested in Garda investigation into organised crime

Planned searches have been taking place across Dublin as part of the investigation into drug trafficking, firearms offenses and money laundering.

# drug-trafficking - Monday 12 December, 2011

South African woman executed in China

Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.

# drug-trafficking - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Eleven arrested, ammunition and drugs seized in organised crime raids

Armed gardaí, search dogs and air units are all taking part in the large-scale raids across north inner city Dublin.

# drug-trafficking - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught

Notorious gang-Antonio Bonfim Lopes, known as “Nem,” is wanted on drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering charges.

# drug-trafficking - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Gardaí seize €5million cocaine haul in Cork

Five men were arrested as part of an investigation into an international drug trafficking gang.