Two Held Over Heroin 'Flower' Haul

The police have arrested two men and seized a large quantity of heroin that was hidden in a lorry load of flowers.

The arrests followed an operation at Dublin Port yesterday.

Uniformed gardaí swooped on Tuesday in an operation involving the Gardaí National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Gardaí National Drugs Unit, and officers from Revenue's Customs.

The men, who are both Dutch nationals - one aged 55 and the other aged 39 - were arrested during shortly after 9.30 pm They are being detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act at Store Street Gardaí Station.

They may be held for up to seven days.

The haul saw around 30kgs of heroin being seized when two trucks were stopped and searched in the planned operation.

The heroin was concealed in a consignment of flowers.

The drugs subject to analysis may have a street value of €6 million.


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