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Cannabis swallowers arrested at Dublin Airport

Five people have been arrested for ingesting €60,000 worth of cannabis resin and bringing it into the country.

TWO MEN WHO were stopped and questioned at Dublin Airport yesterday admitted to customs officers that they had swallowed pellets of cannabis.

The men were among a group of five people who were arrested at the airport on Thursday. The group included a 45-year-old British national resident in Ireland and four Romanian nationals aged 25, 26, 52 and 53; they had flown to Ireland from Madrid.

The men were arrested and handed over to Dublin Airport Gardaí, who conducted x-rays that confirmed all five had ingested cannabis pellets. Some 60 pellets weighing 5kgs in total had been swallowed, representing a potential street value of €60,000, officers say.

Last Sunday, a 25-year-old British national, also travelling from Madrid, was found to have ingested cannabis pellets. The man, who had swallowed 1.16kgs, appeared in court earlier this week and has been remanded in custody.

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