Revenue officers seize millions worth of cocaine hidden in freight unit in RosslareIrish Mirror 19/03/2023 19:27
Revenue officers seized millions of euros worth of cocaine in one fell swoop at Rosslare Port after a standard stop and search.According to officials, over 34kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €2,404,000 was found thanks to the Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Jasper.
It was hidden in the overhead area of the cab when a Latvian-registered freight unit which was stopped and searched after arriving in from Cherbourg, France.
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A man in his 30s was arrested by gardai and is currently detained as investigations get underway.A Revenue spokesperson released a statement this evening, which read: “Yesterday (18/03/2023), as a result of routine profiling, Revenue officers seized over 34kgs of cocaine with an estimated value of €2,404,000 at Rosslare Europort.
“The illicit drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile X-ray scanner and detector dog Jasper, in the overhead area of the cab when a Latvian-registered freight unit was stopped and searched upon arrival from Cherbourg, France.
“A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at a Garda station in the Eastern region.
“Investigations are ongoing.
“This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295”.
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