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The seized drugs found in luggage at Dublin Airport. Revenue

Revenue officers find €403,200 worth of cannabis in passenger's luggage in Dublin Airport

The arrested man had come to Dublin onboard a flight which originated from Malaysia.

REVENUE OFFICERS HAVE seized 20.1kgs of herbal cannabis worth €403,200 in the luggage of a passenger arriving from a flight from Malaysia.

In a statement Revenue said that due to “risk profiling” the passenger was stopped and searched. Sources have said risk profiling can involve selecting a person for a search based on their demeanour or the place they originated from.   

“The illicit drugs were discovered within the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight originating from Malaysia.

“A man in his 20s was subsequently arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Dublin Garda Station,” a statement said. 

This means the arrested person can be held for a maximum of seven days before he must be charged or released from custody. 

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