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Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort

Over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered during the seizure.

Cocaine and heroin seized in Rosslare Europort
Cocaine and heroin seized in Rosslare Europort
Image: Revenue

REVENUE OFFICERS TODAY seized €1.3 million worth of heroin and cocaine as part of a search at Rosslare Europort today.

The drugs were discovered after Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer that had disembarked off a ferry from Dunkirk in France.

“The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a hidden compartment of the trailer,” said a spokesperson for Revenue.

Over 5kgs or heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered within the concealed compartment. 

A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested by Gardaí following the seizure. He is currently being held in Wexford Garda Station.

According to Revenue, investigations into the incident remain ongoing.

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