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Monday 24 July 2017

Gardai find man's 'spice box ... with extra herbs'

The drugs gardai discovered
The drugs gardai discovered

A man in his 20s has been arrested after gardai caught him driving with no NCT while delivering a "spice box... with extra herbs".

The delivery man was driving a black Nissan Micra through Dublin city when he was pulled over by gardai.

During a search, they discovered a quantity of cannabis in plastic boxes.

The man is due to appear in court at a later date.

Methods

The Herald previously reported that criminals are increasingly using new methods to traffic drugs throughout the country.

More than €1.5m of drugs were intercepted in An Post offices nationwide during the first 10 months of 2016.

The internet has also become an increasingly popular way for people to buy drugs over the past three years, resulting in a spike in postal centre finds.

Up until early November 2016, there were 617 seizures of cannabis worth €1.3m in postal centres, while €146,282 worth of ecstasy and amphetamines were found.

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