Cocaine worth €175,000 found in car at Dublin Port

Customs sniffer dog discovered the drug; British man (48) arrested over haul

The cocaine was found by a  sniffer dog. File photograph of one of Revenue Customs’ dogs.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The cocaine was found by a sniffer dog. File photograph of one of Revenue Customs’ dogs.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Thu, Oct 31, 2013, 14:45

Revenue Customs officers held a man at Dublin port today in relation to the attempted import of cocaine worth €175,000 today.

The cocaine was found in a BMW by Customs’ sniffer dog Holly .The car had come off an early morning ferry from the UK. It was x-ray scanned by Customs officers who found the drug hidden behind panels.

The 48-year-old British man was later arrested by gardaí. Investigations into the find are continuing.