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Over €6 million worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port

One man was arrested.

The seizure.
The seizure.
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REVENUE OFFICERS TODAY seized cannabis and cocaine worth over €6 million at Dublin Port.

Officers seized 93 kilos of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1.9 million and 62 kilos of cocaine with an estimated value of €4.3 million.

The drugs were discovered following the search of a curtain-sided trailer which had arrived into Dublin Port from Rotterdam.

The search, with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Robbie, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a number of hot water cylinders.   

A spokeswoman for Revenue said: “A Northern Ireland based haulier was arrested at Dublin Port by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. A UK registered truck and trailer were also seized by Revenue officers. Investigations are ongoing. 

“These seizures are part of Revenues ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.”

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