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An Garda Siochana. (2023) An Garda Síochána annual report 2022. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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During 2022, over €57 million of drugs and almost €4 million in cash was seized. A new drug testing device adopted by Garda National Roads Policing Bureau.  The pocket-size DrugWipe can test for cannabis, cocaine, opiates benzodiazepines and amphetamines (including methamphetamine and MDMA).

The National Age Card continues to be the preferred proof of age for retailers of alcohol in Ireland. Applications continued to rise in 2022 to 44,981.

P.14 Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB)

P.79 Incidents of Sale and Supply of Drugs Marked as Detected:

  • 2019-2021 average: 369/month
  • 2022 average: 355/month
  • Difference between the 2021 and 2022 results: -479 (-10.1%)

P.83 Garda only drug seizures 2022 – full year (details of seizures by drug)

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
31 October 2023
84 p.
An Garda Siochana
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An Garda Siochana
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