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[thejournal.ie] Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs? (11 Sep 2015)

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The vast majority of drugs seized by law enforcement agencies in Ireland in the last five years are still awaiting destruction, it has emerged.

New figures provided by the Departments of Justice and Finance shows that drugs with a value of €495 million were not disposed of by Gardaí and Revenue since 2010 – some 93.4% of those seized.

By contrast, €35 million worth were destroyed – just 6.6% of all seizures.


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