20/11/2008

Three Arrested In Airport Drug Probe

Two South African women and a Portuguese male have been arrested after a drug haul worth half a million Euro was seized at Dublin Airport.

The arrests came following a large scale operation by the Santry Drugs Unit and the Revenue's Customs Service.

The Garda National Drugs Unit and the Garda National Immigration Bureau were also involved in the recovery of the Cocaine and Herbal Cannabis haul, which has a potential street value of €500,000.

The drugs were taken from Dublin Airport over the last two days.

A 24-year-old female was arrested on Monday at 3.00pm at Dublin Airport and is currently detained at Ballymun Garda Station, while a second female, who is 25, was arrested on Tuesday at 6.30pm also at Dublin Airport and was detained at Ballymun Garda Station.

She appeared in Dublin District Court yesterday afternoon and was remanded in custody to appear at Blanchardstown District Court on Tuesday next.

A 40-year-old male was arrested on the same day at 12.25pm and is currently being questioned at Whitehall Garda Station.

All detainees were detained under the Drug Trafficking Act.

(DW)

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