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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.

Image: Revenue Customs Service

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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