€9.8 million worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port

€9.8 million worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port

REVENUE OFFICERS have seized almost €10 million worth of drugs at Dublin Port, with the help of a mobile x-ray scanner and a four-legged friend named Robbie.

The seizure was made yesterday, Wednesday 24 November, as part of a joint operation conducted by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).

The drugs were concealed within a furniture consignment which had arrived from the Netherlands, and included 60kg of cocaine, 22kg of heroin, 145kg of cannabis resin, 79kg of cannabis herb and 1kg of ketamine, with a combined estimated value of almost €9.8 million.

Follow-up search operations, 960kg of tobacco valued at over €600,000 was also seized from a storage unit in the Rathcoole area of Dublin.

Investigations are currently ongoing with the assistance of the GNDOCB and in collaboration with international law enforcement partners.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.