30/03/2016

Drugs And Cigarettes Seized At Dublin Airport

Two people have been arrested at Dublin Airport after it was discovered they had ingested pellets of cannabis resin worth an estimated €14,000.

Revenue officers stopped the man and woman, both aged in their 50s, at the airport on Thursday 24 March, when they arrived in Dublin airport on a flight from Seville.

Both are due to appear in court charged in connection with the seizure.

Revenue officers at the airport also seized 38,000 contraband cigarettes in the Cargo Terminal of Dublin Airport. The Russian stamped cigarettes, branded "Winston", were detected in a consignment which was manifested as "Accessories" and originated in Poland.

This seizure represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €19,000.

Investigations are on-going.

(MH)

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