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€730,000 worth of cannabis found at Dublin Port concealed in truck carrying farm machinery

Gardaí said the Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner was crucial to the detection of the drugs.

The drugs were concealed inside farm machinery.
The drugs were concealed inside farm machinery.
Image: An Garda Síochana

A JOINT EFFORT from An Garda Síochana and the Revenue Commissioners Custom Service led to the seizure of nearly three-quarters of a million euro worth of cannabis at Dublin Port last Friday 30 June.

The cannabis, worth an estimated €730,000, was discovered hidden inside farm machinery that was being transported by truck.

Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner was used in the search of the vehicle. Gardaí said that the scanning system was “crucial to the detection” of the drugs.

A series of follow-up searches were conducted, leading to an arrest in the Moneygall area of Tipperary today.

Scanner 2017 Revenue x-ray vans at the scene Source: Revenue Customs Service

The man in his 50s is currently being detained at Nenagh Garda Station under the provisions of section 2 of the criminal justice act 1996.

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