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Revenue Customs Service

Over €240,000 worth of drugs seized at Dublin Airport

In three separate seizures, large quantities of cocaine and Methamphetamine were seized and two people were arrested.

THE REVENUE’S CUSTOMS Service has released details of three seizures over the last two weeks of drugs with a value of over €240,000 in total.

The largest haul was on 30 March when officers seized approximately 2.44kgs of cocaine with a street value of €170, 800.

The drugs were discovered when officers stopped a 44-year-old male American national who had arrived on a flight from Madrid.

On examining his baggage they discovered the drugs concealed in the lining of a black flight case, which he was carrying as hand luggage.

He appeared in court on 02 April where he was remanded in custody for a week.

Two days before this seizure, 660 grms of Methamphetamine was discovered concealed in a wood carving. The package containing the drugs was due to be exported to Malaysia when intercepted. Revenue said investigations are continuing.

More recently, on 4 April, approximately 1kg of liquid cocaine with a street value of approximately €70,000 was seized in the airport.

While searching the baggage of a 21-yer-old Portuguese national who had arrived on a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina officers discovered six condoms filled with liquid cocaine concealed in two shampoo bottles.

The man was also found to have ingested a further three condoms of liquid cocaine.

He was arrested and handed over to Ballymun Garda Drug Unit and appeared in court on 5 April where he was remanded in custody.

(All images provided by Revenue’s Customs Service)

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