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An Garda Siochana. (2020) An Garda Síochána annual report 2019. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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P.9 Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB)

Summary of seizures by GNDOCB



Total since March 2015

Illicit Drugs




18 and 364 rounds of ammunition

109 Firearms and 3380 rounds of ammunition


€2,506,455; £47590; $3698 US

€10,823,803; £47590; $3698 US

Interventions in threat to life incidents



* including Special Crime Task Force (SCTF) arrests.

* includes drugs seizures and arrests from Controlled Delivery operations carried out in conjunction with Customs and Revenue Service.

* 73 Threat to Life Operations since the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel on 5 February 2016. The statistics provided relate only to operations conducted involving GNDOCB. 

The statistics do not include seizures by other Garda units and Divisions across the country.

P.32 Driving while intoxicated incidents 2018 - 7,766; 2019 - 8,140 

P.57 Incidents of sale and supply of drugs marked as detected* 2016-2018 average: 282 incidents per month. 2019 average: 311 incidents per month [see report graph]

p.61 Garda only drug seizures 2019 [See report table for breakdown of drug seizures]

Policing plan p.16 

• DUI arrests for 2019 (8405) were down 5% on 2018 figures (8860).

• Drug-driving offences arrests for 2019 (1299) were up 140% on 2018 figures (534).

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