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Amphetamines worth half a million seized with help of detector dog Defor

A man in his forties was arrested at Rosslare Europort after Revenue officers seized over 36kgs worth of drugs

A MAN IN his forties was arrested earlier today at Rosslare Europort after Revenue officers seized over 36kgs worth of drugs with the help of Defor the detector dog.

The drugs which are suspected to be amphetamines, have an approximate street value of €545,000.

The discovery was made when an Irish registered truck was selected for scanning, as a result of routine profiling.

The drugs were discovered in the cab of the vehicle, with the assistance of Defor.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

30-07-18 - Rosslare 2 Source: Revenue

In a separate incident on Saturday, Revenue officers seized €6,800 in cash after a caravan was stopped and searched as it arrived in Rosslare on a ferry from Fishguard, Wales.

The money was found hidden in the floor of the caravan with the assistance of Revenue Detector Dog Flynn.

Revenue officers seized the cash suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.

A man in his 30s was questioned and investigations are ongoing.

Last night, in Wexford District Court, Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge Gerard Haughton following the seizure on Saturday.

If you know someone is evading or involved in smuggling, you can report it by contacting Revenue’s Confidential Freephone: 1800 295 295.

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