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Woman arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 100 pellets of cocaine

She had swallowed 1.7 kilos of the drug.

File photo: Terminal 2, Dublin Airport
File photo: Terminal 2, Dublin Airport
Image: Paul Faith/PA Archive/PA Images

A 44-YEAR-old woman who was stopped by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport on Tuesday was found to have ingested 100 pellets of cocaine.

The woman, who is from Guyana, was arrested by gardaí after being stopped by officials.

The intelligence-led operation led to the seizure of 1.7 kilos of cocaine, with an estimated street value of almost €120,000.

The woman was detained at Ballymun Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Investigations are continuing.

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