Heroin Worth €2.1m Seized At Dublin Airport

Heroin worth an estimated €2.1 million has been seized by Revenue officers at Dublin Airport.

Approximately 15kgs of heroin was found hidden in the luggage of a woman, aged in her 50s, who had arrived in Dublin Airport from Lahore in Pakistan.

The detection was made as a result of a joint, intelligence led operation conducted by officers from Revenue's Customs Service at Dublin Airport and Gardaí from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. The woman was met in the arrivals hall by a man in his 30s. The two individuals were arrested by Gardaí and detained at Ballymun Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

In a separate operation, Revenue officers seized 285 litres of wine in Dublin Port. The alcohol was discovered when officers stopped and searched a car that had disembarked a ferry from France. The seized alcohol has a retail value of €4,000, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €2,000.


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