Last week, Gardaí seized over €100k worth of cannabis from a house in Galway (http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1009/479382-cannabis-seizure/).

While drug seizures may not be as shocking to Irish society as they used to be, there have been a surprising amount of them of late. I took a look at some of the biggest hauls the country has seen in recent years.

Number 5: €650k heroin seizure in Dublin, October 2013.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/two-bailed-following-650k-heroin-seizure-29634297.html

Heroin. Copyright 8weeks2thrive @wordpress.com
Heroin. Copyright 8weeks2thrive @wordpress.com

Number 4: Irish couple arrested in Spain over €3 million cannabis haul, September 2012.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irish-couple-held-in-spain-over-3m-drugs-bust-26893288.html

A cannabis joint. Copyright 3news.co.nz
A cannabis joint. Copyright 3news.co.nz

Number 3: 350 ecstasy tablets and 80 kilos of cannabis seized in €5 million drug-bust, Dublin, June 2013.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gardai-make-5-million-drug-1932855

Number 2: Irish man arrested in €135 million cocaine drugs bust, August 2013.
 

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irishman-in-135m-drugs-bust-is-named-29469398.html

Cocaine. Copyright londonfriend.org.uk 2013
Cocaine. Copyright londonfriend.org.uk 2013

Number 1: €1.2bn cocaine seizure off the coast of Co. Cork, July 2008.

http://www.herald.ie/news/irelands-biggest-drugs-bust-highlights-scale-of-our-problem-27879696.html