29/09/2015

Cocaine, Cash And Cigarettes Seized At Dublin Airport

Revenue Officers have seized cocaine, cash and cigarettes in a number of separate operations at Dublin Airport.

On Sunday, 27 September, Revenue officers, with the assistance of detection dog Scooby, seized 5.7kgs of cocaine worth €400,000 from a 48-year-old Italian male who had arrived in on a flight from Dubai.

The drugs were discovered concealed in his baggage. He was arrested by An Garda Siochána and is due to appear in court later today (Tuesday).

In a separate operation on Saturday, 26 September, officers seized over 41,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €20,600 when they stopped and searched the luggage of two Polish males who had arrived in on a flight from Warsaw, Poland.

On Friday, 25 September, officers detained €10,120 in cash from a Polish male in his thirties travelling from Poland. Officers detained the cash in accordance with the proceeds of crime legislation.

(MH/CD)

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