Cocaine and cannabis seized in Dublin, in largest haul of the year
Over 90kg of cannabis and 60kg of cocaine, worth €6.2 million, found in truck at port
Cocaine and cannabis seized at Dublin Port. Photograph: An Garda Síochána
The biggest drug seizure of the year has been made at Dublin Port where €6.2 million worth of cocaine and herbal cannabis were found.
After X-ray scanning, a truck container was subjected to a more detailed search with bags of drugs found concealed inside hot water cylinders.
Some 93kg of herbal cannabis and 62kg of cocaine was discovered.
The herbal cannabis was valued at €1.9 million and the cocaine has an estimated value of €4.3 million.
The truck container was selected for X-ray, using a large scanner at the port, after routine profiling.
It was a curtain-sided container being pulled by a lorry and had originated in 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,” 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.”