Drugs Worth €63m Seized Last Y...


Drugs Worth €63m Seized Last Year

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

05:10 13 Dec 2022

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Over €63m worth of drugs were seized by gardai last year.

The force has released its annual report for 2021, which also found €6m in cash was recovered.

An Garda Siochana's annual report found over 45,000 contacts and attempted contacts were made with victims of domestic abuse.

It also examined many Garda operations throughout the year.

Nearly €1.5m worth of stolen vehicles were identified, while there were 149 negotiator activations which is a 60% increase.

There were over 1,200 deployments of the Air Support Unit, along with 490 new cases by the National Cyber Crime Bureau.


• Over €63m worth of drugs and almost €6m cash seized by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau
• 45,283 contacts and attempted contacts with victims of domestic abuse
• Successful connection to the Schengen Information System with 110 arrests under SIS Article 26 and 88 arrests under European Arrest Warrants
• More than 4,600 mobility devices deployed to Gardaí by the end of 2021
• 77 assassination attempts thwarted since 2016
• Stolen vehicles to the value of €1,455,400 identified

• 138 planned searches by Armed Support Unit in support of frontline policing
• Over 3,100 logged armed calls to DMR ASU assisting local Gardaí
• 490 refugees were security screened by Special Detective Unit personnel as part of the Irish Refugee Resettlement Programme
• 149 negotiator activations for 2021 – an increase of 60%

• Over 168,500 fixed charge notices were submitted on mobility devices


Garda Commissioner Drew Harris says: "2021 was another challenging, but ultimately rewarding year for An Garda Síochána, as it continued its exceptional response to support national efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

"Following on from the work in the previous year, the organisation’s main priority in 2021 was to support public health measures by providing public reassurance, helping and supporting the most vulnerable in society, and ensuring compliance with public health regulations.

"The tradition of dedication and professionalism in the delivery of community-focused policing was more than evident in how, collectively and individually, the men and women of An Garda Síochána worked tirelessly to keep people safe during a national crisis."

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